Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It's Back to Earth with a Bang for Button Following Montreal Heroics

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

It's Back to Earth with a Bang for Button Following Montreal Heroics

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JENSON Button lived the high-life following his rousing Canadian Grand Prix triumph - but knows it is back to business this weekend.

Button spent time in Los Angeles and Las Vegas on a close friend's stag do or, as the 31-year-old put it, he "went gambling and had lots to drink".

It was a perfect way for Button to celebrate what he has stated was the best win of his career as he came from 21st and last to win a wild race in the wet.

He said: "I went out on the Sunday evening in Montreal with some friends, my girlfriend and my old man, which was great.

"However, we were all just really tired after the race. It was a very emotional, very draining race, so we finished at about two o'clock. It was not too crazy.

"Then I headed to LA for two days and Vegas for three days because it was my friend's bachelor party, which was nice.

"It was a great way to celebrate that, but also my victory, to just hang out, get some sun and spend time with very close friends."

The first thing Button then did upon returning to his home on the island of Guernsey was to re-live his 10th career triumph.

He added: "I watched it straight away, as soon as I walked through the door," Nobody, though, had recorded it for me - I guess they thought I knew what happened - so I got it on the iplayer.

"It was good to watch it. I watch back pretty much every race, with some exceptions.

"You always know the result, but some of them you are always hoping that result is not the case and is going to change.

"This one I was excited about the result.

It was just fun to watch, albeit frustrating until 30 laps to go, and then it all turned out nice."

After all the partying and the cherished memories, it was a case of back down to earth with a bump yesterday.

Button was sixth quickest at the end of practice ahead of tomorrow''s European Grand Prix at Valencia, the British driver half a second down on Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. …

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