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Button banking on early pit stops

Saturday 26th October 2013

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Button banking on early pit stops

Button banking on early pit stops

Although Jenson Button says his P10 in qualifying for the Indian GP "hurts", he is hoping that after a few laps those on the soft tyres will "get out of our way."

With the soft Pirellis not lasting very long around the Buddh International Circuit, Button was one of a four drivers in the top ten who opted to qualify on the medium tyres.

As a result, the McLaren driver found himself well off the pace set by Sebastian Vettel on the Options.

The Brit's best, a 1:26.487, was 2.368s off the pace and only good enough for tenth place.

But while it may hurt now, Button is hoping it pays off come Sunday's Indian Grand Prix.

"It probably is the right strategy call, but it hurts," he said in an interview with the BBC.

"The Option running was good, quickest in Q1, so it hurts. I found it really difficult on the Prime tyre.

"The idea is that everyone will pit after five or six laps and get out of our way."

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