19 Mar 2012

Button says F1 in strong position

9:59 am on 19 March 2012

Jenson Button, who took the opening race of the new Formula One season yesterday at the Australian Grand Prix, says the drivers are excited about the 2012 season.

The British driver in McClaren finished ahead of the reigning champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and Mclaren team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Button says he's delighted to have led home a special field littered with six former champions including Michael Schumacher, and Kimi Raikkonen, and says Formula One is in a strong position.

The second round of the championship in Malaysia is just a week away.