Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Button 'overreacted' in Hamilton criticism

Monday 21st July 2014

 RSS

Share:

Button 'overreacted' in Hamilton criticism

Button 'overreacted' in Hamilton criticism

In hindsight, Jenson Button concedes he "overreacted" in his criticism of Lewis Hamilton after their scrap in the German GP.

Hamilton, who was making his way through the field having started P20, clashed with Button as he tried to pass him at the hairpin.

The Mercedes driver acknowledged his mistake but an unhappy Button still hit out.

"I think the problem with Lewis is he expected me to let him past," said the 34-year-old.

"I don't think I'm the only person he drove into today. It's strange, when the car's so much quicker you'd think he wouldn't get into so [many] fights but there you go.

"He drove into my rear wheel, that's all I've got to say and I don't know much else about it."

However, hours later having reviewed the footage of the incident, Button has changed his tune.

"Interesting GP today, loved the tussles out on track," the McLaren driver tweeted.

"After watching the race back think I overreacted with my feelings about Lewis's move. I can understand why he thought I was giving him room.

"Amazed we both got around the corner!! F1 put on a great show today and long may it continue!"

Related Links
Jense unimpressed by Lewis' driving

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren Made Right Choice

McLaren have finally announced they are retaining Jenson Button for 2015. Here are ten reasons why they made the right choice...

PF1 Prediction Results

PF1 Prediction Results

The results are in and Frank Hopkinson turns into an oracle with his scary prediction about safety in F1...

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Ten Best Drives Of 2014

Andrew Davies looks at the outstanding race performances this season, not always by drivers who made it onto the podium...

Ten Stupid Moments

Ten Stupid Moments

We've had our fair share of stupid moments in F1 this year and Andrew Davies has rounded up some of the best (or worst)...

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

Xmas Shopping F1 Style

PlanetF1 has teamed up with Memento Exclusives to offer you the best F1 Christmas shopping - and there's an extra something...