Jenson Button hopes for a change in luck at Korean Grand Prix
Jenson Button is hoping that a change of luck at this weekend's Korean Grand Prix will be the springboard to a strong finish to the 2013 Formula 1 season.
After a disappointing campaign, Button has six races in eight weeks in which to gain some confidence and momentum for next season.
The Frome Flyer currently sits ninth in the World Championship standings, having only finished in the top five once, in the third race of the year in China.
And having endured some bad luck at the Korea International Circuit in the past, Button hopes to pick up some useful points this time around.
"If there's one circuit on the F1 calendar that hasn't been particularly kind to me, then it's the track in Korea," he said.
"I had a pretty tough race there in 2010, an average race there in 2011 and I didn't even have a race there last year – someone smashed into me at turn three on the first lap and my race was over.
"Of course, it would be easy for that to make your head drop, but, in fact, the opposite is true. I travel to Korea next week even more determined than normal to reverse the trend, get the absolute maximum from the car and get a good result.
"I think we had a solid weekend in Singapore, the engineers, the strategists and the mechanics got the best from the car, and we couldn't have realistically expected more. That's the aim again next weekend.
"This is the first of three pairs of back-to-back races that conclude the season. I think it's very important for us to further consolidate our position in the championship, so getting points in both Korea and Japan will be important."