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Jenson Button braced for mad dash in Singapore

Button is 22 points behind championship leader Mark Webber and desperately needs to make up ground on the Red Bull driver with only four races to go after Sunday's streetfight in Singapore.

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With Formula One's five title challengers occupying the first five places on the grid, McLaren's Jenson Button expects a hair-raising, mad dash for the first corner at Sunday''s Singapore Grand Prix.  

Button is 22 points behind championship leader Mark Webber and desperately needs to make up ground on the Red Bull driver with only four races to go after Sunday's streetfight in Singapore.  

Qualifying fourth on Saturday, a place ahead of Australian Webber, brought a smile to Button''s face but he knows he has his work cut out with championship rivals Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton ahead of him on the grid.  

"The first corner is going to be pretty mad I think," Button told reporters after qualifying. "We all want to make up places, especially Mark, leading the championship, I'm sure he''ll want to make up a couple of places at the start."   

Button lines up on the second row beside team mate Hamilton while Ferrari's Alonso will start from pole position, with Red Bull''s Vettel second on the grid.  

"I think we should be pretty happy where we are. Our pace compared to the Red Bulls is a lot better than we thought around this circuit," said Briton Button.                                           

"The positive is I have Mark behind me, who's leading the championship. The negative is I have Alonso and Lewis in front of me, who are also in front of me in the championship.      

"It''s only one race out of five, so you''ve got to keep your cool and pick up as many points as you can."

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