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Last Updated: Sunday, 24 October, 2004, 21:43 GMT 22:43 UK
Button happy with BAR's showing
Jenson Button
Button finished third in the Drivers' Championship
BAR driver Jenson Button refused to be too down-hearted despite only managing to complete three laps in the Brazilian Grand Prix after an engine failure.

Button's teammate Takuma Sato finished sixth to secure second spot for the team ahead of Renault in the Constructors Championship.

"I am disappointed not to have finished but we have to look at the bigger picture and that is finishing second.

"It is an incredible achievement for everyone in the team," Button said.

Although Button made a good start, moving up two places from fifth on the first lap, he knew early on that the car was not running properly.

"From the first red light on the start I knew I had some kind of problem and there was a lot of smoke and fire as I left the grid," he said.

"I was able to continue for a while and had hoped that the problem would go away, but the damage had been done by that time and I had no option but to retire.

"Third place in the drivers championship with 10 podiums is also a pretty special way for me to end the season."


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