Disappointed Jenson Button has criticised Pastor Maldonado’s “strange” driving, and its produce to the duo collision at turn 17 during the Singapore Grand Prix.
The collision resulted Button’s front wing damage and had to pit for a new front wing.
Race Stewards investigated this incident but no further action was taken against either driver, with Maldonado eventually finishing 12th, and Button retiring following the gearbox problem.
Button feels the Venezuelan driver’s “strange” driving was to blame.
“The Lotuses were so slow,” he told Autosport. “I tried down the inside, but I don’t know where Maldonado thought I was going to go.
“I don’t think he brake tested me but he didn’t accelerate. I drove into the back of him so you could say it was my fault, but he didn’t accelerate out of the corner – very very strange.
“He was obviously trying to block the inside line – and the corner before that he just drove me off the circuit.
“If there had been a brick wall there I would have been in it.
“Very strange. He hasn’t changed, and he won’t ever change.”