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Button: Totally my fault crash with Karthikeyan

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Jenson Button takes all responsibility for the crash with HRT’s Narain Karthikeyan that cost him a shot at Malaysian GP podium finish.

After the red flag and heavy rain the Brit perfectly restarts race battle for expand the gap with his team-mate Lewis Hamilton unfortunately Button’s cars slip into Karthikeyan’s HRT and smashed his McLaren’s front wing, forcing an extra pitstop.

“I was struggling to keep the tyres up temperature and it was totally my fault,” Button admitted. I hit the brakes, I lost the rear. I was struggling to get the car slowed down. I tried to get around the corner but I couldn’t do anything but hit him really.”

“A tough, tough afternoon, and then it just spiralled out of control,” he said. “Everything that could go wrong, did. All I could do was laugh really. It was so bad today. Sorry for the guys, who obviously expected a lot more today. I couldn’t deliver today.

“But, chin up. I won’t be looking at any of the footage from this race. I’ll be moving forward and looking forward to China, because I really think it was one of those [bad] races that sometimes happen. We’ll put that behind us and move on in China.”


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