McLaren driver Jenson Button is still hunting for the Championship title
Formula One driver Jenson Button believes he still has a shot at the Championship title. The Briton was in superb form in his upgraded McLaren at the German Grand Prix on Sunday. Jenson Button finished third at the checkered flag, but grabbed the second spot as second placed Sebastian Vettel was handed a 20-second penalty for aggressive driving.
Jenson Button drove well at the Hockenheimring on Sunday, but his form has been quite turbulent this season. As a matter of fact, Jenson Button hasn’t managed to grab a single win since he won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Nonetheless, Jenson Button believes he can still compete for the Formula One world title. A look at the Formula One standings will show that Jenson Button is 86 points behind Championship leader Fernando Alonso.
The Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso started off with pole-position at the German Grand Prix and led the pack till the end of the race. This was his third victory this season Fernando Alonso has 154 points on the Formula One standings.
Jenson Button told reporters that he believes there is still room for a comeback, which mathematically is true. Also, McLaren has support has been flawless as of late.
“Anything is possible,” Jenson Button said. “It is never easy when you are that far behind but I am never going to give up, I am going to fight all the way. With some tweaks to the car and a good race weekend, it makes a big difference to my confidence.
“(It's) nice that it is a back-to-back weekend as well because we have the momentum to take with us. We didn't win but we feel we can go to the next one and challenge. I will wake up with a smile on my face and really look forward to Hungary.”
Following his maiden Championship title in 2009, Jenson Button went off to a brilliant start in the next season by winning six of the first seven races. The 32-year-old McLaren driver believes he can replicate his form in the second half of the season to record a stunning comeback.
Winning the Championship title is still possible for Jenson Button, but the attempt itself should be nothing short of a miracle.
“We might have to repeat 2009 in reverse,” Jenson Button said. “Win six out of seven races in the second half of the season. That might have to be the case to challenge Fernando but it can happen. Look how he has picked up so many points but that can soon turn around.
“They have had the consistency but suddenly when you have a fifth or sixth place, that can disrupt the organisation and make a big difference to strategy and things go up in the air.
“Hopefully, we can push them into that situation.”