Jenson Button looking forward to 'fast corners' of Indian Grand Prix
Jenson Button has put his Korean Grand Prix nightmare behind him as he prepares for this weekend's race in India.
The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver claimed a second place in last year's Indian Grand Prix, and he's relishing a return to the Buddh International Circuit.
“Through no fault of my own, my weekend in Korea was a wasted opportunity – but it’s already far behind me, and I’m really looking forward to these next two back-to-back races," said Button, from Frome.
“The Indian Grand Prix went well for me last year – I had an absolutely straightforward drive, running second from start to finish.
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"It’s a circuit I like: it has a good feel to it, and you can tell it’s quite different from the normal places we visit.
“There are a couple of unusual factors: firstly, the approaches to Turns Three and Four are incredibly wide – almost like a motorway – in order to stimulate different lines into the corner and encourage overtaking.
"I hear that’s an element that’ll be carried over to the new track at Austin, too.
“Secondly, the combination of Turns 10 and 11 is also pretty special – it’s a huge, bowl-shaped double-apex right-hander, a bit like Spoon at Suzuka.
"It’s unusual for a new circuit to have such fast corners, and it’s really enjoyable when you get the car hooked up through there – the lateral G feels great.
“I think we can have a good weekend there – I’m already looking forward to it.”