Italy

Last Race: 07th Sep Italy

Italy GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Felipe Massa

Button looks for positives

Sunday 14th April 2013

 RSS

Share:

Button looks for positives

Button looks for positives

Despite leading for much of the Chinese Grand Prix, Jenson Button believes that a fifth place finish is a good result.

Button's two-stop strategy meant that he headed the field for a large portion of the race only to fall down the pecking order once he pitted late on to move to the option tyres.

The McLaren driver eventually came home in fifth, 35 seconds off the pace of race winner Fernando Alonso.

"For me, it is quite strange because we led a lot of the race. We did well, we had to try something different because we knew we didn't have the pace to finish in the top five on a three or four stop strategy. We had to go long which was tricky with everyone jumping all over each other," Button said of the team's strategy.

"We couldn't block or fight people which was frustrating and is not the most exciting racing. But it's what we had to do and we came away with the 10 points. Fifth place is pretty good and we beat a Ferrari and a Lotus."

The result is a marked improvement for the Woking outfit, with ninth spot for Button in Australia and for Sergio Perez in the Malaysia their previous best performances.

Related Links
Alonso Wins A Frenetic Chinese GP
Gallery: Race Day In Shanghai

F1's Night Shift Gets Underway

Editor's Picks

Getting To Know Mr Marchionne

Getting To Know Mr Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about new boss Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Andrew Davies tuned into the latest episode of the 'Lewis vs Nico' drama, and he wasn't disappointed...

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...