Strategy fault cost Jenson Button’s Austrian GP point finish, and he now turned his mind to the next round British Grand Prix.
The Brit started from 11th and ended with the same position, He had a tricky afternoon in Austria last Sunday, dropping to 13th after being pushed wide at the first corner by Force India’s Nico Hülkenberg.
Subsequently, Button was not capable to lift his position into top ten, and also McLaren’s poor tyre strategy not worked as well and spent the last two stints pushing to seize Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, who was running ahead of him for most time of the race.
“I’d hoped we could make up some places today, but it’s never easy to overtake around here.” said Button.
“We went for a different strategy – starting on Primes – but it didn’t really work for us.
“At the start, Nico [Hulkenberg] pushed me wide at the exit of Turn One – there was no real need for that as there was enough room for both of us – so I lost a couple of places.
“From then on, my race was all about sitting in the train, waiting for people ahead of me to pit, and trying to make my strategy work – which in the end I couldn’t. It was a long afternoon’s work for 11th place.
“I’m now really looking forward to Silverstone.”