Button led the standings following Spain race, helped significantly by his win in Australia and China, although the reigning title owner had dropped back following his Monte-Carlo mishap. But, regardless of naturally wishing to finish ahead of Hamilton on Sunday, Jenson remains pleased with McLaren’s incredible result.
“It’s a very difficult race, this type of race, because you’re never sure if you’re looking after the tyres enough,” he said, having commented before the race that a ‘flat-out’ strategy may not be correct.
“I had Vettel so close to me but he hit some traffic and then I managed to close in on these two, Hamilton and Alonso.”
“I think, if you watch the race, certain people were very quick at certain parts of the race,” Jenson continued. “It’s great to be back up here again – I’d rather be first but it’s great to be back up here!”
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