Button warns 'don't expect too much'

Jenson Button has tried to put a lid on his fans growing expectation in Brazil after his promising debut in Australia

Button warns 'don't expect too much'

The 20-year-old Briton climbed as high as fourth in Melbourne before retiring from sixth place just a handful of laps from the flag.

But his performance has resulted in increased expectation of the new BMW-Williams driver.

"Please don't expect too much," he said on the eve of Friday's first practice in Sao Paulo.

"That's the trouble when you get a good result, people start expecting more. If I keep progressing at this rate I will be winning in six races."

Interlagos, on the southern outskirts of Sao Paulo, is dusty, bumpy, demanding and exhausting and is expected to be a big test of his young talent.

All the more so because the fan mail - 300 e-mails since Melbourne - is flooding in and what has already been christened 'Button-mania' is at now at full tilt.

"Everyone always brings up this business of pressure but I don't feel it," he added.

"I am just looking for a good result and making it to the end of the race."

One other goal is to improve on his problematic qualifying session in Melbourne.

Though there were signs he could have been in the top 15, he started the race on the back row of the grid, 21st, after crashing in Saturday morning practice.

"I'm on a new learning curve here and I want to be higher up in qualifying. If I am not I will be a bit disappointed."

He admitted there was still a lot to learn.

"I am not fast enough yet. I'm not on Ralf's pace but I am getting there and I am learning off him and I am a bit more confident because I have raced an F1 car now.

"Ralf's a good yardstick for me because he is one of the fastest drivers in the world."

Button, who was one of the few drivers to fly back to England and test at Silverstone in the 10 days since Australia, says he should not have any neck muscle problems with Interlagos which runs in the opposite direction to most tracks.

"Kyalami where I tested was anti-clockwise and I didn't have any problems there," he said.

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