Button baffled by wet-weather form

Date published: November 15 2016

After placing last at the recently concluded Brazilian Grand Prix, McLaren-Honda driver Jenson Button was left baffled as he is known to be rather sufficient in wet-weather conditions.

With he and his team-mate Fernando Alonso going into the race weekend confident of securing a top-ten finish, it was the Brit who was left most disappointed as he was kicked of Q1 and endured a terrible Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 2009-World Champion reckons there was probably something wrong with his car giving that Alonso placed much higher than him and still recovered from a spin.

“I could have put anything on but finishing last… it’s unusual in the wet, normally I am pretty good,” Button expressed.

“There is definitely something wrong. I don’t think I have forgotten how to drive in the wet.

“We need to work out what it is. On Friday the car was working really well, I was comfortable with the car, high-speed very strong.

“Then in qualifying nothing, and in the race it was just exaggerated because of the conditions.”

The next race in Abu Dhabi might be Button’s last race in Formula 1 as the 36-year-old will be taking a sabbatical in 2017, with hopes of returning in 2018. However, that all depends whether Alonso will extend his contract with the Woking-based outfit.