For the first time in six races Button finished off the podium, his good run at an end as he came home fourth in the Korean Grand Prix behind Sebastian Vettel who made it 10 wins for the season.
In the battle to finish the best of the rest this year, Button has a 10-point cushion over Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, with Mark Webber 13 adrift and McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton 26 down.
In departing the Far East, after three races in four weekends, the 31-year-old can at least draw on his emotional triumph in Japan a week ago.
"Whatever could wrong did go wrong on Sunday," said Button.
"It was not a great race, but even without all the issues I had I don't think we would have done any better than fourth because we just didn't have the pace.
"It's amazing how things can change so quickly from one weekend to the next, but I don't mind having the lows if you have the highs.
"If you go along and get thirds and seconds, and then a fourth or a fifth, it's disappointing, but when you've had a high of a win it's not such an issue.
"So if yesterday [Sunday] was was a bad day, then it wasn't so bad."
Next up is the inaugural race in India at the Buddh International Circuit on the outskirts of New Delhi, the latest F1 venture into the unknown.
From simulation and all the information Button has so far gleaned on the circuit, the 31-year-old believes it is a track that could suit the McLaren.
"It's not Suzuka (where Button won a week ago), but it's pretty quick with some fast sections and our car is very strong at those types of circuit these days," added Button.
"We're very excited about going to India. It's always exciting to have a new challenge, and we should have a good car for that type of circuit."