Jenson Button let his temper flare after finishing behind Sebastian Vettel in India and moving closer to sealing second place in the 2011 championship.
Yet again, despite his run of good form, the 2009 world champion was probed by British reporters about the crashes and antics of his teammate Lewis Hamilton.
Asked about Hamilton’s latest row with Felipe Massa, Button blasted: “I don’t give a f***.
“If you want to do an interview with me, about me, that’s fine,” he charged. “But I don’t want to be asked about Lewis again. It’s doing my head in.”
Privately, Button is enjoying his dominance inside the McLaren team at present, after critics once ridiculed his decision to leave Brawn for Hamilton’s “lion’s den”.
“That is the challenge I wanted when I came here. I wanted to find out where I really stand compared to Lewis,” he said in India.
And with the likes of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso also behind him in 2011, Button admitted that finishing second behind Vettel this season is no mean feat.
“To finish second in this championship would mean something,” the 31-year-old admitted. “Only Vettel in a better car would have beaten me.”