Button hopeful of a better result at the Brazil Grand Prix


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Jenson Button is really excited about this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix, as the circuit is a good climax towards the end of the season.

The McLaren Honda F1 Team driver had a disappointing Mexican Grand Prix, with him seeing the chequered flag in twelfth, just ahead of team-mate Fernando Alonso. After the Grand Prix, Button admitted it was tough to overtake his rivals.

Button believes the Autódromo José Carlos Pace is a place where you can really attack.

“The Interlagos circuit has a bit of – how can I put it? – ‘muscle’,” said Button. “It’s a place that you really attack – and it’s really enjoyable, particularly when the front-end is properly nailed.

“A corner like Ferradura is really satisfying when you get it right; you really commit at the corner entry, barely scrubbing off any speed, and then sort of guide the car through until it rolls out of the second apex up onto the apex kerb. It’s great. Even the hairpins require a really attacking style, you can take lots of kerb, and there’s no run-off at the exits. It’s how a racetrack should be, really.”

Both drivers failed to reach the points at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Button hopes the team can work towards getting back into the points this weekend.

“I love Interlagos and I’m really excited about the weekend,” added Button. “There’s been some absolutely classic Formula 1 races there.

“It’s always a good climax toward the end of the season. I hope we can have a better result there than we did in Mexico and work towards getting back into the points. There’s only two races left so we’ll be giving it our all for the awesome Brazilian fans. The atmosphere at Interlagos is always something special, so we’ll go out there and show them a great weekend of racing.”