After being forced to admit his race for the drivers’ title is over, McLaren's Jenson Button says he’s aiming to win all six remaining races this season.
The 2009 champion is now 117 points behind Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel with only 150 up for grabs.
"There's no chance. It won't change anything though” Button said, when asked about the title. "You still want to win every race. That doesn't suddenly change because there's no championship to win."
Button made second place in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, and now joins Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Red Bull’s Mark Webber in the pack behind Vettel hoping for second.
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who is fifth in the standings, is the only challenger yet to concede the title to defending champion Vettel.
"First is always the target, and then you take whatever you can when it becomes impossible, and it's still not impossible," Hamilton said.
Button is also currently negotiating for a longer and better-paid McLaren contract, and will be mindful of the need to deliver results ahead of Hamilton’s.
"The points don't mean so much at the end of the year unless you win the championship, so I don't care about the points” he said, "I'm happy with the way I'm driving, with what the team are doing, with the way the car is, and that's the most important thing."
In turn, Hamilton said: "Where I finish in the championship does matter to me, but it is the way it is. There's not much I can do about it at the moment."
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