Celebrating Button eager for rain in Budapest

Updated: Jul 29, 2011, 12:26 PM IST

Budapest: Jenson Button will be surfing the waves in Hawaii next week and before then he fancies making a splash in his 200th grand prix by aquaplaning around the Hungaroring.

The Hungarian Grand Prix offers a warmer climate than last weekend in Germany but the rain clouds seem to have followed the teams from the Nuerburgring and McLaren`s Button is loving it having won here when wet in 2006 -- his first race victory.

"I`ve got very good memories of 2006. Obviously a long time ago now. It`s the perfect place for me to have my 200th grand prix I suppose," the Briton, who will be only the 11th driver to reach the milestone, told reporters.

"Rain would be a lot of fun round here. It (2006) was one of the best races I`ve been involved in."

The 2009 world champion lies in fifth spot overall after two straight retirements, all but out of the title reckoning with Red Bull`s defending champion Sebastian Vettel streaking away.

However, Button is still enjoying life and has big plans for Formula One`s summer break following this race.

"I`m going to the beach. I`m going to Hawaii for a few days, then I`ve got a best friend`s wedding to go to which is going to be interesting," he smiled.

Team mate Lewis Hamilton surged to a superb victory in Germany last Sunday and is eager to get back behind the wheel just a few days later rather than bask in his newfound speed.

"I love having back to back races. I said to my brother this morning that it`s pretty cool," the Briton, third in the standings, told a gaggle of reporters.

"Six days of driving in two weeks, it`s very rare you get to do that and it is a cool feeling, especially when you have a good result like last weekend you can continue with that energy you have."

Bureau Report