Jenson Button says replays show Sebastian Vettel's German Grand Prix pass was wrong
|By Glenn Freeman and Pablo Elizalde||Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 14:29 GMT|
Jenson Button says the television replays "say it all" about Sebastian Vettel's pass on him during the German Grand Prix, the Briton declining to comment and leaving the stewards to rule on the incident.
Vettel passed Button for second place with less than two laps to go by running off track at the exit of the hairpin.
The move is under investigation by the stewards, and Vettel faces a potential penalty for having not respected the limits of the tracks to pass a rival.
"There's nothing to say really," Button said after the race. "The TV camera says it all. I'd rather talk about the race."
Vettel said he had gone wide because he wanted to avoid contact with Button, claiming he did not know where the McLaren driver was.
"It was a difficult one, I didn't know if he was on the inside or not," Vettel said. "The last thing you want is contact. I can't see him from the side of the car so I tried to give enough room and went wide. We were all struggling with our tyres and I think that was the case for Jenson and that's why I passed him."
He added: "I was thinking he was still there and I didn't want to close [the door] too early. I wanted to leave some space. The last thing you want at the end is to crash. So I decided to go off the circuit to make it safe. He had no traction but even on the slippery paint I was able to pass."