Jenson Button says he’s happy to be second on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix after choosing to use a high downforce rear wing at Monza.
First I want to say a big thank you to the team. We came here not sure which direction to take in terms of downforce and efficiency.
Our side definitely made the right decision to run high downforce with what everyone calls the F-duct.
In Q3 you’ve just got to push a little bit more. But as Fernando says sometimes you push and go slower. Out of Ascari I got a bit of oversteer and ran off the circuit.
But I’m very happy to be second. This is the first time I’ve been on the front row this year.
Although his lower top speed could leave him vulnerable on the straight he believes he’s got a good set-up for the race:
You’ve got more downforce so you can brake later and carry more speed through corners. You’ve got to make the time up in the corners, you’ve got to be aggressive and push the car.
It work in qualifying, we weren’t 100% sure it was going to. But for the race car I think we’re looking good.
2010 Italian Grand Prix
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