Russia

Last Race: 12th Oct Russia

Russia GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

Button rues 'long afternoon' for P11

Sunday 22nd June 2014

Share:

Button rues 'long afternoon' for P11

Button rues 'long afternoon' for P11

Jenson Button has blamed Nico Hulkenberg for failing to make up places at the start of the Austrian GP, saying the German pushed him wide.

Button lined up 11th on the Red Bull Ring grid after a dismal showing in Saturday's qualifying.

And although the McLaren driver had hoped to work his way through the field, the race did not go according to plan.

After 71 laps, he was exactly where he had began, P11, and outside the points.

The British driver reckons it could have been a different story if Hulkenberg hadn't pushed him wide at the start, causing him to drop down the order.

He said: "I'd hoped we could make up some places today, but it's never easy to overtake around here.

"We went for a different strategy - starting on Primes - but it didn't really work for us.

"At the start, Nico pushed me wide at the exit of Turn One - there was no real need for that as there was enough room for both of us - so I lost a couple of places.

"From then on, my race was all about sitting in the train, waiting for people ahead of me to pit, and trying to make my strategy work - which in the end I couldn't.

"It was a long afternoon's work for 11th place."

Related Links
Rosberg Beats Lewis To Austrian Win
Race Day At The Red Bull Ring

Highs & Lows Of Alonso At Ferrari

Editor's Picks

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Alonso's Ferrari Highs And Lows

Fernando Alonso is on his way out at Ferrari, but there have been plenty of highlights and low points...

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Never Shoot Down F1 Rumour

Sporting rumours should always be taken with a pinch of salt, but F1 has proven time and time again that where there's smoke, there's fire...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

Winners & Losers: Russian GP

The Russian Grand Prix was a great event but a poor race, thanks to Pirelli's failure to do basic research...

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...