Button frustrated by latest first-lap incident

2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Jenson Button, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2013Jenson Button admitted the first-lap collision at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which spoiled his race was his own doing.

“You make your own luck when you start down in 12th ?ǣ where first-lap congestion is inevitable ?ǣ and, sure enough, there was a little bit of argy-bargy into turn one,” he said.

“I duly locked-up both my front tyres, couldn?t slow the car down sufficiently, and drove into the back of Paul [di Resta], which broke my front-wing end-plate.”

This was the third time in four races Button had contact on the first lap. “It?s a real pity to keep on having first-lap incidents,” he said, “especially when the car is working reasonably well now”.

“I?ve been in a similar situation for the past two races, and things haven?t really gone my way.”

Button finished the race in 12th.

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10 comments on Button frustrated by latest first-lap incident

  1. g (@endel) said on 3rd November 2013, 16:50

    First lap nutcase! Just kidding, but it goes to show how easy it is to make contact in the pack and he’s been racing in F1 for quite a while..

  2. bull mello (@bullmello) said on 3rd November 2013, 16:59

    argy-bargy

    Button surely is heading for a TV F1 analyst spot somewhere down the road.

  3. Mallesh Magdum (@malleshmagdum) said on 3rd November 2013, 17:31

    Poor Button. 2009 & 2011 are the only seasons that have gone well for him.

    • Mallesh Magdum (@malleshmagdum) said on 3rd November 2013, 17:32

      2009 & *2010

      • Jack (@jmc200) said on 3rd November 2013, 22:39

        2004 was brilliant! So was 2006, and some of 2012, and 2000 actually, but yeah, Jenson’s a world champion, 15 times a grand prix winner and the most experienced driver on the grid, he really shouldn’t be doing this. I imagine he’s been so used to being at the front for the last 4 years he’s forgotten how to muscle it out in the midfield like Perez!

  4. PEW (@pew) said on 3rd November 2013, 18:30

    2004 wasn’t bad

  5. kwekuq said on 3rd November 2013, 18:55

    Let’s not forget 2011 he finished ahead of Hamilton, so that was also a reasonable year for him…

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