Button wants to win title fairly

Jenson Button says he is not interested in winning the world championship at all costs. The Briton can wrap up the title at Suzuka this weekend, and was asked by the press corps to reflect on the manner of the circuit's...

Jenson Button says he is not interested in winning the world championship at all costs.

The Briton can wrap up the title at Suzuka this weekend, and was asked by the press corps to reflect on the manner of the circuit's controversial championship deciders involving Prost and Senna.

"It matter what sort of person you are. I would feel like I have cheated myself and I am not the only driver who feels that," said Button, 29, also referring to contentious titles won by Michael Schumacher against the likes of Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve.

"That was Schumacher, not me," Button added. "I don't think it means so much to me. I would also be cheating the people watching. What is the point? It's like doing a running race and taking a short cut."

His comments coincide with a report in the Daily Mail newspaper claiming that Rubens Barrichello is still worried former Ferrari tactician Ross Brawn may be favouring Button.

It is believed Barrichello said over the radio "what are you doing to me now?" when his car stalled during his pitstop in Singapore a week ago.

Button insists he will not be involved in any underhanded tactics.

"If Rubens was a different character or if I was in a situation with a teammate I hated, maybe I would think differently," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Michael Schumacher , Rubens Barrichello , Jacques Villeneuve , Damon Hill
Teams Ferrari