Jenson Button, McLaren, Yas Marina, 2013

Button frustrated by latest first-lap incident

2013 Abu Dhabi Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

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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