Since then, Button has largely had a frustrating time of things, although a runner-up place in the recent German GP suggested that Jenson was getting positive signs from his car and he’s available at 7/5 (Paddy Power free bets) to reignite his season.
It’s team-mate Lewis Hamilton who has the outside chance of landing the Drivers’ Championship this season, with the 2008 champion sitting in fourth place and hoping to carry some momentum into this race after that win in Budapest.
However, Hamilton has some work to do on the grid after qualifying and can be backed at 11/1 (BetVictor) to take the chequered flag, with the bookies expecting Kimi Raikkonen to pose a sterner challenge to Button.
The Finn has featured on the podium in three of the last four races and is another former World champion after claiming the spoils in 2007. The 32-year-old is now driving for Lotus-Renault and will be a popular bet to claim a first GP win of the season in a fast-improving car.
As for leading driver Fernando Alonso, he caused a stir during the week with comments suggesting he shouldn’t be favourite for the title because his car wasn’t as fast as competitors although the fact that there are several contenders plays to his favour.
The Spaniard seemed to do reasonably well in practice at Spa, with odds of 9/1 that he claims victory this weekend which would make him a very strong favourite to land the overall title.
Kamui Kobayashi was one of the stand-out performers in qualifying and the Japanese driver is alongside Button on the grid, with the bookies going 14/1 that he wins in his Sauber-Ferrari car.