Button 'relaxed' ahead of British Grand Prix

Button will be racing in this weekend's British Grand Prix

Formula One star Jenson Button has revealed he feels relaxed ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix.

Despite the weight of expectation that comes with racing in front of a home crowd, the McLaren driver says he is not feeling the pressure.

This, he claims, is largely due to the extra confidence that comes with being the reigning world champion.

The Daily Mail quotes him as saying: "I am burning with confidence."

"Being world champion gives you that extra belief in what you can do. I couldn't be more relaxed. I'm sure Lewis [Hamilton] will be the same. We're looking forward to it, more than feeling under pressure."

Button will be hoping a strong performance at Silverstone on Sunday (July 11th) will give him a boost in the defence of his title this season.

The 30-year-old is currently six points behind teammate Hamilton, who won the world championship in 2008.

Posted by Lizzie Rivera