Button keeping his feet on the ground

Jenson Button says he is not getting carried away, despite his victory at the Australian Grand Prix last weekend

Button keeping his feet on the ground

"With the car we have it's obviously exciting for the season, but it's no use me thinking about 16 races down the road," Button told reporters at Sepang.

"At the moment it's about getting points on the car and developing the car to make sure it is competitive later in the season.

"At the moment it's all about now - and this weekend. I'm sorry if that doesn't give you a line, but that's the way it is," added the Briton.

Button won the Melbourne race in dominant fashion, having started from pole position. It was the second win of his career following a dismal 2008 season.

The Brawn GP driver admitted it felt good to be back on top after years of disappointment.

"It all went a little bit tits up, didn't it? Coming from what we've had, it's much more enjoyable than it would have been during my first two years of F1," he said.

"I wouldn't have been ready then, either, to win the world title. Now I have had some tough years, it's a very special feeling in more ways than one to have a competitive car and to be out at the front.

"You can say it's easier at the front, because you stay out of trouble a lot more, but you still have to fight hard for victories, which is great. I don't know how exciting 2004 was for Michael Schumacher, when it seemed easy to win almost every race, although obviously I don't know whether it was. It just feels great to be back at the front after so many years."

Button said he had expected to have a strong weekend in Australia following his team's strong testing sessions, but the Briton denied the race was easy.

"Even though you think you're quick, people always expect more, don't they? It's not such a bad thing," added Button. "I expected a good weekend in Australia: it was on the cards that I'd be competitive, but nothing is ever certain - especially with the safety car situation and different tyre strategies.

"We adopted a safe strategy and a few people lucked in through the safety car, after running options at the start. They could have had a chance of beating us. People look at it as a runaway victory, but it wasn't. It wasn't that easy."

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