Italy

Last Race: 07th Sep Italy

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

Button: F1 is great at the moment

Thursday 18th April 2013

 RSS

Share:

Button: F1 is great at the moment

Button: F1 is great at the moment

Jenson Button has gone against the grain, saying he reckons Formula One is "great at the moment" thanks to the Pirelli tyres.

Last time out in China many teams and drivers were unhappy with the Pirelli tyres especially as the soft rubber only gave them five good laps before it needed to be changed.

That, coupled with high degradation on all the compounds, resulted in several complaints and ultimately in Pirelli deciding to bring the medium instead of the soft compound to this weekend's Bahrain GP.

However, in the midst of negativity, there is at least one driver who is enjoying the show, Button.

"We are not going to be happy with everything in this sport, or in any sport, but I think the racing has been good fun," the McLaren driver said during Thursday's press conference at the Sakhir circuit.

"I was on the receiving end of it in the last race because I was doing less stops and running old tyres most of the race, but if you were doing a three-stop it seemed like it was a pretty fun race and they were able to push pretty hard.

"In the past, we had tyres that would last the whole race and there wasn't any overtaking. It's very difficult to get the balance right, but we are having two or three stops, which I think is what the idea was for racing in 2013, and there are a lot of teams fighting at the front.

"I think Formula 1 is great at the moment."

Formula 1 Arrives In Singapore

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...