• Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Mission accomplished, says Button

ESPNF1 Staff
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Jenson Button said it was nice to have three champions on the podium © Getty Images

Jenson Button says McLaren accomplished their main aim of finishing second in the constructors' standings after he finished third behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

"Our main aim today was to clinch second place in the constructors' world championship, and we did that comfortably," said Button. "During the year I've had some very good Sundays but some difficult Saturdays - and that's something I'm going to work on over the winter. Overall, however, I'm very happy with my first season at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes. I want to say thank you to the entire team. It didn't turn out quite as we'd hoped, but there have been a lot of good days and a lot of good experiences that we can use to benefit our 2011 campaign."

Button also congratulated Sebastian Vettel on winning his first drivers' title ad said it was nice to finish on the podium with the last three world champions.

"It's been an exciting year for Formula One. We've all had our ups and downs, including the new world champion Sebastian. But he's a very talented driver and he thoroughly deserves his success. It was nice to be on the podium with the new world champion, and with Lewis, who was of course the 2008 world champion."