Mar.13 (GMM) Like twelve months ago, he is still likely to pilot an uncompetitive Honda at Albert Park, but Jenson Button claims he will do so with a bigger smile on his face in 2008.
The 28-year-old Briton told reporters on a Melbourne beach that the arrival of new team boss Ross Brawn has wiped away the despair of driving for a team that got itself into the mess of dealing with its abysmal 2007 car.Brawn arrives fresh from a sabbatical but renowned in the paddock as the technical architect of the ultra-successful Michael Schumacher period at Ferrari.And Button is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail: "Six or 12 months ago I wasn't amazingly happy."He praises Honda for realising that it needed to look outside the team for the solution to its receding performance."I couldn't be happier at the moment. I might be in a car that won't win points for a few races but I really couldn't be in a better position for the future," Button added."Before Ross came, I wasn't that excited that we could turn things round, but now I am."