A solitary point is all Sebastian Vettel requires to become only the eighth back-to-back title-holder in F1 history following his ninth victory of the season in Singapore on Sunday.
After finishing runner-up at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, Button is the only driver who can deprive Vettel of his destiny, trailing the 24-year-old by 124 points with 125 remaining.
Button, though, has more chance of selling ice to Eskimos than of thwarting Vettel, something he is well aware of, readily conceding that "we all know (Vettel winning the title) is going to happen at the next race".
Although there appears nothing to play for, Button would dispute that as he said: "You race for wins, which is the same as we do through most of the year anyway.
"Winning races means so much to us and the whole team because it's there and then, not spaced out over a whole season.
"It's an hour and a half, and you either win or you lose, and when you come away with a win it's such a special feeling.
"There's enough satisfaction from that. Every time you win a race, no matter what the category, it's such a buzz.
"Winning the world championship is a far greater moment, but winning races is still very special.
"So that's the aim, and hopefully we'll be on top of the Red Bull at the last five races and we can challenge for those wins.
"We are behind them, and they are difficult to beat, but if anyone can it's definitely us."
After finishing on the podium in the last four races (a first, two seconds and a third), Button is at least enjoying a purple patch to his campaign.
In contrast, team-mate Lewis Hamilton continues to be put through the wringer, and he could be forgiven for wanting this season to come to an end.
Hamilton's latest on-track aberration in running into Felipe Massa has thrown him back into the firing line from which he emerged with just a brief message on his Twitter account yesterday.
It simply read: "Thanks 2 the fans this weekend, the support was incredible. Still got 5 races 2 go and I will give it my all until the end of the season!"
It has been left to team principal Martin Whitmarsh to again defend his driver as he insisted: "Lewis is having plenty of love from the team.
"I've known him since he was 11 and I've seen him go through great moments of elation, of achievement, also of disappointment.
"Naturally there is a big affinity between him, myself and various other members in this team."