Jenson Button: “I’m really looking forward to heading back to Montreal”


After scoring McLaren-Honda‘s first points of the season at the Monaco Grand Prix two weeks ago, Jenson Button is looking forward to the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve; a track that was the centre of one of favourite wins back in 2011 in a tricky wet-weather race.

Heading into the weekend, Button is in a positive state of mind after scoring points in Monaco and is also looking forward to going back to Montreal to enjoy the atmosphere that the city and also the fans provide during the course of the race weekend.

“After the whirlwind that is Monaco I’m really looking forward to heading back to Montreal,” said Button.  “I love the city, the people are friendly, the atmosphere is buzzing and it’s just a really great place to be. The fans there are incredible and they always give us such a warm welcome.

“The circuit is a real racer’s track and I absolutely love it, it’s definitely one of my favourites. It’s the place where I had probably my most famous victory back in 2011, so it’ll be interesting to see what the changeable weather will throw at us this year – it’s something that’s definitely part of Montreal’s charm!”

Button believes that scoring points in Monaco two weeks ago shows that the team are making progress and that they are more motivated to build upon this result for the rest of the season.

“Getting points on the board has been really positive and shows that we’re continuing to make big strides, but, if anything, it’s spurred us on even more to keep pushing until we reach where we want to be,” added Button. 

Even though his team mate hasn’t had luck on his side for the past few races; Button believes that both will be fighting for the best result possible on the track this weekend and the unpredictability of the circuit could help them gain another good result this weekend in Canada.

“Fernando hasn’t had much luck in the last few races so we all need to keep our heads down and keep fighting to make sure we get both cars to the flag. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve requires good top speed, so we can’t underestimate the challenge, but anything can happen there – and usually does – so we’ll be getting stuck in right from the word go.”