As if struggling with a car that has lacked pace all season has not been bad enough for Button, he has had to endure the misery of being involved in turn one accidents in three of the last four races.
In Korea early last month, and again in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, Button's McLaren sustained front-wing damage, whilst in India eight days ago the 33-year-old's car suffered a rear puncture.
Neither incident in Korea nor India was Button's fault, although he held his hands up to the one in Abu Dhabi after running into the back of Paul Di Resta's Force India.
Button was still able to put a brave face on events as he said: "I'm laughing at the way it's been at the last few races and on the first lap. I've just been in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"Things have to change - and they will. That's the law of averages.
"Hopefully in the last two races (in the United States and Brazil) we will be strong, qualify well, get a reasonable first lap and get some results I feel we deserve because we are quick.
"The car has been strong the last two races, even the last three, so what has happened is frustrating because the pace has been there.
"It's just that I've not made the most of it, although a lot of it comes from bad qualifying which puts you in a bad place at turn one and then you have incidents.
"You do make your own luck, and starting down in 12th (as he did in Abu Dhabi) you've got to expect a bit of argy bargy I suppose."
It is no wonder Button is looking forward to putting this year behind him and get on with next season when new regulations threaten a major shake-up of F1's current pecking order.
"I can't wait (for 2014)," said Button.
"I'm looking forward to next year but I still feel we can have some fun in the next two races - I've just got to get through turn one!"