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JANUARY 1, 2001

Button keen to undo predecessor at Williams

JENSON BUTTON has insisted he intends to put Williams new-boy Juan Pablo Montoya firmly in his place next season, as the Briton looks to better his eight place in the drivers' championship.

Montoya took Button's seat at BMW-Williams and now the Briton, who will be driving for Benetton next season, aims to better his debut season to convince people that Williams made a mistake in letting him go.

Button told British newspaper the Sunday Telegraph: "There are 20 other drivers on the grid for me to worry about and it would be more satisfying to be ahead of Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen then Montoya.

Button also referred to an incident during recent testing at Jerez when he came out on to the circuit just ahead of Montoya, saying: "I thought it would make a great picture but he came into the pits at the end of the lap, I think he was scared."