Button aiming to get back in title hunt at Monza

Stephan Heublein

Reigning world champion Jenson Button is aiming to get back in the title hunt at next weekend's Italian Grand Prix in Monza, after having to retire prematurely from the recent Belgian Grand Prix. He lies 35 points behind team-mate Hamilton in the championship with six rounds remaining and recognises the need to do well in Monza next Sunday.

"Obviously, my non-finish in Spa wasn't ideal for my championship aspirations, so I head to Monza next weekend determined to put myself back in the hunt for the title," said Button. "We still have some work to do to make sure the package we bring to Italy is perfectly suited to the track, but I'm confident that our engineers have made some good steps forward with their understanding of our car, so we should be in good shape."