Jenson Button, McLaren, Melbourne, 2013

New tracks don’t have challenge of Spa – Button

2013 Belgian Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button, McLaren, Melbourne, 2013Jenson Button is relishing the challenge of Spa which he says makes a welcome change from newer circuits on the calendar.

“The circuit is a bit unforgiving, but in a way I don?t mind that,” said Button, who won last year’s Belgian Grand Prix.

“I think we?ve lost a bit of that element with some of the newer circuits we?ve seen arrive on the calendar over the past few years.”

“The old classics are the ones that really remind me why I love this sport so much: here, Monza, Suzuka etc.”

“The circuit is simply stunning,” he added. “It?s one of the best circuits for a driver, so fast and flowing. You have true racing fans here too, which is fantastic to see.”

Button said his car felt better in the damp morning practice session than it did in the afternoon: “FP1 was very good, and I was very happy with the car. The balance was good and I think our pace was good, too. I didn?t push very hard in the wet sectors, but in the dry as I say it felt very good.”

“This afternoon, however, it felt different. It?s obviously a result of the warmer temperatures, and perhaps the wind also, so we?ve got a lot of work to do to understand why that is.”

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