In the build up to Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, Button found himself being asked as to whether he would support McLaren team-mate Hamilton in his fellow Briton's quest for the crown.
The evidence was that in trailing championship leader Fernando Alonso by 88 points and Hamilton by 41, his hopes of glory were all but over, and so throwing his weight behind the latter was a possibility.
In fairness, team principal Martin Whitmarsh had stoked the fire of debate last Thursday when he suggested "there may well come a point" when team orders would be employed, but only further down the line should the situation decree and both drivers agreed.
Needless to say, Button was outright dismissive of the prospect when quizzed about it, and as if to underline his point went on to enjoy without doubt his best weekend for McLaren.
Dominant in qualifying, the 32-year-old comfortably claimed his maiden pole in 50 races for the Woking-based team, following up with a pole-to-flag victory at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.
With Alonso and Hamilton amongst four casualties of a pile-up at the first corner La Source hairpin, Button slashed the gap to the duo to 63 and 16 points respectively.
As far as is Button is concerned, rather than helping Hamilton, he is firmly one of six drivers in the hunt for the title.
"It was a long summer break, and once the Olympics were over I don't think there was a lot to talk about, so you get asked tricky questions you wouldn't normally at that point in the season," Button told Press Association Sport.
"It was a little strange, but I took it with a pinch of salt. I'm here to race and do the best job I can, and as with every driver, I'm competitive.
"If the car is working for you, you give it your all and you try and take as many points out of a weekend as you can, and it's exactly what I did.
"I think it's the case I've now scored more points than anyone in the last three races.
"Yeah, I'm still a hell of a long way behind, but it proves what you can still do from that far back.
"I'm sure he (Alonso) is not going to retire every race and I'm not going to win every race, but there's a very good chance we can still score good points.
"The car is working, both on the higher and lower downforce wings, and with my second place three races ago, Lewis' win (in Hungary) and my win in Belgium, it proves the McLaren is looking good at the moment.
"There has been a period in the year when we've been poor, with the car not performing as we would like, and also us not having great races.
"But there's still a lot that can happen. It's just over 60 points, and as I've said it's not easy, but I'm going to give it a go."
It is a far cry from just eight weeks ago when, after finishing 10th in the British Grand Prix and on the back of picking up just seven points from six races, Button dismissively pushed away a sheet of paper on which was printed the drivers' championship table such was his frustration at his wretched form.
With 51 points from his last three races, a fraction over half his total tally for the year, Button is in the groove.
A repeat of last season's second half of the year when Button scored two wins, three seconds and three thirds could seriously push him back in contention.
Whitmarsh, who described Button's weekend as "about as perfect as you can get", said: "People quickly got on the case of his loss of form, and he said himself he was frustrated when it didn't go well.
"But after a performance like that he has to believe he's capable of going out there now and doing well.
"We've clearly got a quick car, one that was quick on both sides of the break, and on very different circuits, which will be reassuring for him and give him the confidence he can get the job done.
"There is no reason why he cannot go on a massive roll and score lots of points and take lots of victories for the remainder of this season."