German Grand Prix final podium holder Jenson Button says that TV replay says Sebastian Vettel’s pass was wrong and Button refusing to statement and leaving the stewards to rule on the incident.
Vettel wrong pass is still under investigation by the race stewards, and Vettel faces a possible penalty for having not esteemed the limits of the tracks to pass an opponent.
“There’s nothing to say really,” Button said after the race. “The TV camera says it all. I’d rather talk about the race.”
Vettel said he had gone wide because he wanted to avoid contact with Button, claiming he did not know where the McLaren driver was.
“It was a difficult one, I didn’t know if he was on the inside or not,” Vettel said. “The last thing you want is contact. I can’t see him from the side of the car so I tried to give enough room and went wide. We were all struggling with our tyres and I think that was the case for Jenson and that’s why I passed him.”
He added: “I was thinking he was still there and I didn’t want to close [the door] too early. I wanted to leave some space. The last thing you want at the end is to crash. So I decided to go off the circuit to make it safe. He had no traction but even on the slippery paint I was able to pass.”
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