Button encouraged by P8 performance


Jenson Button impressed onlookers at the German Grand Prix when he managed to finish eighth at the Hockenheimring.

In a long and hard race for the Brit and his teammate Fernando Alonso, Button took full advantage of a grip-less Valtteri Bottas towards the latter stages of the race when he completed an easy overtake on him to claim P8.

He too, however, complained about losing grip on his tyres but managed to keep the drivability as he crossed the chequered flag behind Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg.

The McLaren driver also added that he is looking forward to the summer break the drivers will enjoy before the Belgian Grand Prix at the end of August.

“Eighth is good. It was about saving fuel at the end,” the 36-year-old revealed.

“A lot of work, but I was able to pick off the Williams who were struggling with the tyres.

“It is as good as we could have done, but we were 20 seconds behind the car in front.

“I’m looking forward to a holiday. I can sit on a beach lounger and drink a beer and not be feeling guilty.

“We are making progress, the team is doing a fantastic job, bringing something new each race and I’m sure there is not another team doing that.”