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Button says Q3 running was a mistake

Jenson Button admits that Q3 run with soft tyres was a mistake in Qualifying for Canadian Grand prix. Tomorrow he will start from tenth on the grid.

The Brit was run with super softs compound in Q3 he was the only driver opt soft compound. Button also expecting McLaren can make a good race, even from the fifth row.

“For Q3, we were a bit stuck for tyre choice: used options would have probably kept us 10th, so we decided to roll the dice and run new primes. It was a tough decision, and, with the benefit of hindsight, we probably shouldn’t have run at all.”

“It was always going to be tricky to beat anyone in Q3 by running primes, since everyone else was on options, but we didn’t have any new options remaining. So we thought we’d give it a go.

“Today wasn’t great, you’d have to say, and 10th isn’t the best place to start, but it looks like being even hotter tomorrow – probably the hottest race of the year so far – so it may well throw up a few surprises for everyone. I still think we can still have a good race, even from the fifth row.”


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