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Last Updated: Monday, 5 April, 2004, 09:10 GMT 10:10 UK
Button targets race victory
Jenson Button
Jenson Button is targeting his first Formula One victory
Jenson Button has set his sights on his first race victory after claiming his second successive podium finish.

The 24-year-old BAR driver secured third place behind Ferrari duo Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello at the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix.

"I am not going to be happy until I am on that top step. It is going to take a little while but I will get there.

"This feels as good as the first podium and it's great to be lying third in the drivers' championship," said Button.

Button needed the Williams of Colombia's Juan Pablo Montoya to develop gearbox trouble to secure third in the race, but it was still another excellent drive from the Briton.

He added: "We're still only three races into our relationship with Michelin, so we're still learning a lot about the package but it's really starting to come together now.

"We'll be focusing very much on what we now need to do to take that next step forward."

But he is still 15 points behind Schumacher, who extended his lead to nine points over Barrichello after winning his third race in a row.

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