Button: I don’t enjoy standing on the Monza podium
6 September, 2012
Sep.6 (GMM) It is perhaps the most feted venue on the Formula One calendar, but McLaren driver Jenson Button admits that doesn’t enjoy standing on the Monza podium, despite what his team’s spin doctors have to say about the ‘Temple of Speed’.
Button, however, apparently didn’t read that script.
The Telegraph quotes him as saying that Monza is “not one that I enjoy standing on the podium at”.
“The Tifosi are there to support Ferrari. They’re not there to support us,” he added.
Button finished second at Monza in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Told that the red sea of Tifosi screaming support for Ferrari from beneath the podium must be a sight to behold, Button answered: “Yeah, I don’t know. I don’t like people booing. I’m not used to football crowds.”
“Winning in Spa was definitely amazing. I’ve won in Monaco, I’ve won in Suzuka, and now I’ve won in Spa.
“Those three stand out for me as being very special circuits. The only one missing is Silverstone, my home grand prix.”
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