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Tyres and Massa to disappointed Button

F1 World Champion Jenson Button was less than make an impression with the driving principles of Massa after the Ferrari detained the McLaren up in Monaco qualifying on Saturday. On a speedy lap, the British-man was enforced to lift off the throttle on the way in to Anthony Noghes corner. Jenson, who was never up with the speed, was dissatisfied with his team’s tyre choice.

“The car in Q1 felt pretty good on the harder tyres but we didn’t run them in Q3 so a little bit of a shame really,” Button said. “I think maybe that was a better option. We ran on the softer tyre like everyone else and I struggled on it; a lot of movement in high speed at the rear and a lot of under steer at low speed apex. It didn’t feel huge.

“I don’t think Lewis [Hamilton] is particularly that happy either, he’s fifth and I’m eighth, so I’m obviously a long way back but even so it’s a bit frustrating. The car didn’t feel that great in qualifying on the soft tyres so it’s a pity we chose to go that direction.”

“I had so much space,” Button told. “I don’t know what he was thinking. There are only 10 cars out there in Q3 so it should be easy to keep out of the way of cars coming round, but he obviously wasn’t looking in his mirrors and it was right at the end of a timed lap as well. It was my first timed lap of the session.”[It was] very annoying. I don’t know what the lap time would have been but very annoying that he got in the way because it was blatantly slowing me down.”

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