Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

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

Button: Tow helps at Monza

Saturday 8th September 2012

Share:

Button: Tow helps at Monza

Button: Tow helps at Monza

Jenson Button wouldn't bother organising team-mate towing at Monza but admits it definitely gives the second driver a speed advantage.

Ferrari attempted towing at the start of Saturday's pole position shoot-out with Felipe Massa being given a hand by Fernando Alonso.

However, when the McLarens ventured out they did so separately without any intention of giving one or the other a boost.

"It is something that personally I feel it is difficult to plan," Button said.

"It is difficult to get it right. You concentrate too much on it and getting the braking point right. The way we did it was much better, just finding traffic on the circuit."

Button, though, did experience the advantage of the tow when he came up behind Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.

"In Q3 I realised how much [difference] a tow makes. I was able to get a reasonable tow off Vettel, which surprisingly made a big difference."

That played a role in Button's front row grid slot with the McLaren driver posting a 1:24.133 to take second behind his team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

"For us both to be on the front row is fantastic for the team. The last three races we have shown strength, and qualifying both cars on front row is great, so thank you very much.

"It doesn't matter who is alongside you, [the first corner] is always an interesting corner, especially because it is such a long run down there. You cannot plan it."

Related Links
Hamilton Takes Pole In McLaren 1-2
Saturday's Pics From Monza

Vettel's Maiden Ferrari Run

Editor's Picks

Looking Forward To 2015

Looking Forward To 2015

There's only 87 days to the next grand prix in Melbourne, and already PF1 is looking forward to the season ahead...

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)...