Boss: Button was unlucky

Saturday 13th October 2012

 RSS

Share:

Boss: Button was unlucky

Boss: Button was unlucky

Martin Whitmarsh reckons Jenson Button was "unlucky" in Saturday's Korean qualifying as he was caught by a late yellow flag.

As those in Q2 fought for a place in the final pole position shoot-out, Daniel Ricciardo stopped his car out on track with a suspected gearbox issue.

With the Toro Rosso parked on the side of the track the yellow flags were waved meaning drivers had to slow down.

And while it remains to be seen if everyone complied with the rules, Button did and finished down in 11thp lace.

"Jenson was unlucky, he was up until the yellow flags came out but that's the pressure of qualifying," Whitmarsh told the BBC.

"You've got to get it right every lap.

"It's disappointing but he's got new option and new primes left so he's got lots of choices.

"He did a fantastic long run yesterday. We'll try something different and see where we can get him."

As for Button, he says it was just one of those things that happens.

"On my final Q2 run, I lost time because of the yellow flags," said the Brit.

"I knew I could have gained a couple of extra tenths in that final sector, but as things panned out I couldn't improve because of the yellows.

"It's just one of those things, but I'll go forward from here tomorrow."

Related Links
Webber Pips Seb To Pole Position In Korea
Saturday's Shots From Korea

Turn Up The Lights, It's Race Day

Editor's Picks

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

10 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...

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about 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?