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Button Accepts Blame for Error

Briton Jenson Button took the full blame for the incident during his flying lap in qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix

BAR's Button, who had been consistently fast in practice, qualified 13th after running wide at turn eight - a sweeping left-hander that has caught several drivers during the weekend.

Button admitted he had only himself to blame.

"I hit a bump at the second apex of the corner and looking at the data and the video I think it was on the kerbs too much at the last apex and got a big snap of oversteer and that was it, trying to hold it was impossible," said Button.

"I was very surprised, I was going quite a bit slower than in practice through there because I'd seen already what had happened. But I can't blame anyone, it's my fault, my mistake. The annoying thing was that I was being relatively cautious but it's my fault really. I don't think there's any excuse for it."

Button tried to remain positive for the race, however.

"The good thing is I am on the clean side of the grid which is positive," he said. "We have got a good race pace and I think we have got a reasonable amount of fuel on board so I think we can still have a good race tomorrow. I think it is getting bumpier definitely, hopefully it's not going to get worse throughout the race.

"When there's 58 laps with 20 cars going round it's going to be pretty tough for the circuit but hopefully it's going to be fine. I think we can still score some good points but I don't think Renault or McLaren need to worry about us though. I think apart from them we can really challenge anyone.

"Starting 13th is not where we wanted to be but there's no use looking back we need to look forward to tomorrow and I think we can have a great race. Podium is going to be difficult because Renault and McLaren are going to be fast.

"I think if we had started at the front we would have had a good chance of challenging Renault for a podium but not McLaren. I still think we can be up there so we can still challenge the Toyotas which is my aim, to challenge Trulli.

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