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Jenson Button: I'd love to finish Formula 1 season with Brazilian Grand Prix win

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: November 21, 2012

Jenson Button. Photo by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

Jenson Button. Photo by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

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Jenson Button is determined to finish the Formula One season with “a perfect weekend” and get one over on bitter rivals Ferrari.

Red Bull may have wrapped up the constructors’ title in the United States on Sunday, but Ferrari and McLaren are still going head-to-head for second place and bragging rights given their history.

Crucially, with a total prize fund of just over £400 million available to the 12 teams in the constructors’ championship, the difference between finishing second and third equates to around £10 million.

With Ferrari 14 points ahead of McLaren going into the final race of the year in Sao Paulo this Sunday, for the latter there remains plenty at stake.

That was evident by Button’s frustration in Austin in which he finished fifth behind race-winning team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

Button said: “We scored good points in Austin, with Lewis picking up a maximum, but it was still a little bit frustrating because we didn’t gain as many points on Ferrari as we should have done – we’re 14 behind them now – which is still quite a few.

“We took eight points off them in Austin, so we need to almost double that in Brazil, and I think we can do it if we both have a perfect weekend. That has to be our aim for the end of the year.

“Even though we can’t win the constructors’, second place still does mean so much to the team.

“It’s a lot of money, and this is the team I race for, so it does mean a lot for the future.

“Also, you always want to get one over on Ferrari. You want to finish in front of them, that’s the way it is. We’re competitive, and although we can’t beat Red Bull, we’ve a chance of beating Ferrari.

“So we’d love to win, which would finish the year on a massive high, with Lewis winning in Austin, and I would love to win in Brazil.”

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