Button hopes to continue Austria form

BAR star Jenson Button is hoping to continue the strong form he showed in Austria at the Monaco Grand Prix on the streets of Monte Carlo this weekend

Button hopes to continue Austria form

The Briton finished an impressive fourth at the A1-Ring, matching the best result of his career so far. The BAR team was on the pace all weekend, with team-mate Jacques Villeneuve also running well until he was sidelined by an electrical problem.

"If Monaco goes as well for me as Austria I'll be happy," said Button. "I really enjoyed the race there as we could challenge the top teams. It was great to be competitive and score some points."

However, Button is aware of the challenges that the streets of Monte Carlo can provide. "It's a tough race," he said. "The circuit is really twisty and bumpy and it takes its toll, especially on your arms, because of all the tight turns. Most of the corners are blind so you have to take a leap of faith and hope nothing has happened on the track in front of you."

Villeneuve, has admitted that the string of retirements which has plagued his season is beginning to frustrate him, especially given the pace of the BAR.

"The car has been competitive all season, so it should be competitive in Monaco as well," he said. "It's fun to race there, but if we continue to have reliability problems, then I will not be looking forward to the race."

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