‘More holidays, please’ quips Button

© Jerome Pugmire, AP, 3 September 2012
© AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

Jenson Button revealed the secret to his win at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix -- a long holiday.

Button's two wins this season have followed prolonged breaks. The British driver won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, and his win in Spa followed a rest of more than four weeks following the Hungarian Grand Prix in late July.

"Maybe we should have five weeks before every race," Button joked, before remembering that the next race is only a week away in Monza, Italy. "I'm not looking forward to Monza, then!"

The 32-year-old Button recorded the 14th win of his career by leading from start to finish. Although the 2009 champion only has an outside chance of catching championship leader Fernando Alonso with eight races left, he has entirely not ruled out his chances.

"There's still 63 points but anything is possible," Button said. "It's a massive long shot to win the title but today proves that you can claw back 25 points very quickly. There's still a small chance that I can really fight for that championship."

Button's topsy-turvy season has been one of extremities.

In addition to his wins, he has two second places -- in Germany and China -- but he has also placed 10th at the British Grand Prix, and has been 14th, 16th twice, and 18th.

"At certain times I've been unlucky, especially at Silverstone which was disappointing because it's my home Grand Prix," he said. "I'm much happier with the car in the last few races."

 

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