Jenson Button believes it will be a bigger achievement beating Mark Webber in the drivers' standings than it will be heading his teammate Lewis Hamilton.
With Button locked in a tight battle for runners-up spot behind Sebastian Vettel, the McLaren driver says he will get a particular boost if he can finish the year ahead of a title-winning Red Bull Racing car.
"It is not just to finish in front of Lewis, it is to finish in front of World Champions, to finish in front of a guy who has been there at the top like Lewis and Fernando [Alonso]. And Mark – he is probably the one more than Lewis and Fernando because he is in the same car that has won the World Championship four races ago. He is the guy to really beat.
"Even though I have a good amount of points on him I still think it is going to be tricky over the next two races, but I am looking forward to it. And to finish second in front of a Red Bull would be a good end to a positive season."
Button believes that a good run of results – and especially victories– will be vital for lifting spirits at McLaren. Asked whether wins now or development improvements for 2012 are most important, Button said: "I think both are equally important to the factory as a whole.
"We obviously want to develop the car for next season, as next year is when we are hopefully going to fight for the championship. But I think us ending with some good results is going to make a big difference to the actual workforce back at base. Getting a couple of victories can make a big difference."