McLaren’s Jenson Button is aiming to win all six remaining races this season – despite conceding his fight for the title is now over. The 2009 champion is 117 points behind Red Bull’s championship leader Sebastian Vettel with 150 up for grabs. Asked if the title had now gone, Button said: “There’s no chance. It won’t change anything though.
“You still want to win every race. That doesn’t suddenly change because there’s no championship to win.”
While reflecting on his second place in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, Button joined Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber of Red Bull in agreeing they are now fighting for second place in the championship. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, who is fifth in the standings, is the only challenger yet to concede the title to defending champion Vettel.
With Hamilton’s falling down into 5th in the championship things aren’t looking good but, Lewis Hamilton will learn from the mistakes he has made this season and become a better driver in the future, according to his McLaren team. The Englishman lost any real hopes of winning this year’s title with a crash at the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks ago, the latest in a string of errors.
“He will reflect on the difficulties he’s had and come back stronger.”
Hamilton is in fifth place in the championship, 113 points behind leader Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull with only 175 still available in the remaining seven races, starting with this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza.