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Button Hopeful Of Victory In Valencia

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Jenson Button will be hunting a victory this weekend after finishing second to his team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the last two Grand Prix.

Having won two races earlier in the year the Englishman is happy with the progress this season and after being slated for his move to McLaren, glad to be proving critics wrong.

“As a team, we've taken maximum points in the last two races and it feels like we've really gathered considerable momentum.” says Button. “The team really is functioning as a single unit, so I think we head into Valencia next weekend hopeful of being able to once again capitalise on that determination and ambition.”

The Valencia street circuit skirts around the downtown harbour area so has drawn comparisons to Monaco in the past, but Button feels it’s a very different track to other street tracks. “For a start, it's quite a bit faster – there are some low-speed corners with some fairly unforgiving walls at the apex, but there are also some high-speed changes of direction and some long straights, so it's quite an interesting place set-up-wise. It's not as if you completely rely on downforce, there's a trade-off, and that should suit our package.”

Following the European Grand Prix and before the British Grand Prix Button heads to the Goodwood Festival Of Speed, something he’s looking forward to very much “I get to achieve a childhood dream of driving one of Alain Prost's classic McLarens, the MP4/2C, at Goodwood. Sometimes, I can't believe how lucky I am.”

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