Sept.25 – 2009 world champion Jenson Button said he was disappointed with backmarkers as he hardly tries to beat Sebastian Vettel for final laps in Singapore GP. Button was jammed at the back traffic when the race restarted following the safety car, then come upon a battling group in the closing stages as well while gaining on Vettel.
“I can understand that it is difficult to move over here, and most people were fighting out there, but they have to respect that the cars that are lapping them are lapping them for a reason – because they are faster and battling for position,” said Button. I got stuck behind [Kamui] Kobayashi and lost a lap [of chasing], and the Williams were fighting among themselves.”
“In the last stint I was able to drive as fast as I could and put 12 qualifying laps together, took a lot of risks, enjoyed it,” said Button. I said coming here the aim was to win the race so we had to have a go, but had to settle for second in the end.
“Overall our pace was good today – but we cannot challenge Seb [Vettel] and Red Bull.
“Second best we could be, this is something to build on. We know we are not as quick at the moment, we know we need to improve if we want to fight for wins in the next five races.”
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