Jenson 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?óÔé¼Ôäót mind that,” said Button, who won last year’s Belgian Grand Prix.
“I think we?óÔé¼Ôäóve lost a bit of that element with some of the newer circuits we?óÔé¼Ôäóve 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?óÔé¼Ôäós 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?óÔé¼Ôäót 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?óÔé¼Ôäós obviously a result of the warmer temperatures, and perhaps the wind also, so we?óÔé¼Ôäóve got a lot of work to do to understand why that is.”
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