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Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 18:43 GMT 19:43 UK
Button wants Indianapolis revival
Jenson Button
Button won his first Grand Prix in Hungary last season
Britain's Jenson Button is hoping some fun around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend can banish the frustrations of a poor season so far.

Button's Honda was left on the grid in Montreal last Sunday and he has failed to score a point in six Grands Prix.

Button said: "I really enjoy racing in Indianapolis. The last corner of the F1 configuration is really fun to drive.

"The circuit is not such a high-speed circuit which I generally prefer, but you can get some great racing."

Button had gone into last weekend's Canadian Grand Prix following a slight reversal in fortunes in Monaco, when he and team-mate Rubens Barrichello finished 11th and 10th respectively.

It's always a good race for the fans because you can overtake at Indianapolis

Honda's Rubens Barrichello

Button was hopeful Canada would represent another step forward as Honda build for 2008, but his car succumbed to transmission problems.

"My race was over before it began, which is obviously massively frustrating," Button said, before turning his attentions to Indianapolis.

"I know the banking is not much compared to the IndyCar races but it feels banked to us in Formula One and there are some good overtaking opportunities.

"The place has a lot of history and the fans are so passionate. We always have a lot of support when F1 goes to Indy."

Barrichello, who finished in 12th place in Montreal, is also looking forward to racing in the United States.

"The circuit at Indianapolis is quite unique and the venue usually puts on a great show over the race weekend," the Brazilian said.

"Although the track is not particularly challenging and actually very slow with the tight infield section, it is a lot of fun.

"It's always a good race for the fans because you can overtake at Indianapolis.

"It's a long way from the grid down to the first corner, so that is a good opportunity, or at the end of the back straight."



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