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Button refreshed for China

ESPNF1 Staff
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Jenson Button ended the Malaysian Grand Prix with no points having started second © Getty Images
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Jenson Button says he is "refreshed" ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix after a disappointing race in Malaysia.

Having won the first race at Melbourne, Button again qualified strongly at Sepang alongside his McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton. The wet race was a poor one for him, however, as he collided with Narain Karthikeyan and struggled to 14th place. Hamilton moved ahead of Button in the standings with third place in Malaysia but when asked if his poor weekend would impact his outlook in China Button replied: "Not really.

"It makes you a little keener to get back in the cockpit as you're always a bit more determined to be looking ahead rather than looking back. But, like I say, it doesn't really make any difference.

"In fact, the three-week break has been extremely relaxing - I was able to get away, relax and keep training. It's still the start of a very long season, so it's good to keep fit and refreshed. I've usually gone well in Shanghai, it's a circuit I really enjoy and I'm looking forward to the race weekend."