Button was third quickest in Saturday's qualifying session, but a gearbox change after the Singapore Grand Prix has resulted in the 2009 world champion taking a five-place grid penalty.
However, Button has insisted that he was pleased with the performance of the car.
"It hurts a little bit having the grid penalty, but today was good. I was happy with both of my laps in Q3," he said.
"We aren't quick enough and it's such a nice place to fight for a win as well, but never say never.
"There are always possibilities and and we'll fight all the way tomorrow."
Button is currently sixth in the Formula 1 drivers standings.