autosport.com
Search:
Find out more about our subscriptions
  AUTOSPORT+ LOGIN AUTOSPORT Plus  
Username:
Password:
F1 NEWS 

Button was hoping for 'a lot more'

Jenson Button, McLarenJenson Button admitted he was disappointed after being unable to win the Monaco Grand Prix, having looked like the favourite at stages of the race.

The McLaren driver opted for a three-stop strategy that looked to be working in his favour until the safety car periods hampered him.

In the end, Button had to settle for third position, and although he refused to consider himself unlucky, the Briton did admit he was hoping for much more.

"I don't know if you can call it unlucky," said Button. "We went for the strategy we did. On lap 16 we thought it was the right strategy to be pulling such a lead. It was great and the car felt good and I thought it would continue that way.

"The safety car mixed things up a little bit and in hindsight we should have put the hard tyre on, the prime tyre, but at that time the safety car hadn't come out."

He added: "It just didn't go our way today. It is disappointing as we didn't put a foot wrong, but it was fun. I still enjoyed the race, especially trying to pull a gap on these guys.

"It was good fun watching because when you are the third car it is good fun as the car in second has DRS. I was waiting for a move. It was either going to come off or not. Not a bad result but we obviously hoped for a lot more."

Daytona Competition
Subs
  More news  
    advertisement
  RELATED LINKS
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
Visit the autosport.com shop
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
  FOLLOW AUTOSPORT ON
FOLLOW AUTOSPORT ON TWITTER
Paddock insight from group F1 editor Jonathan Noble
Grand Prix news updates from F1 editor Edd Straw
Breaking news feed
Live commentary feed
Haymarket