Button critical of Schumacher's pass

Jenson Button says he was disappointed with Michael Schumacher's move around the outside of him as he rejoined the track after his pitstop in the Spanish Grand Prix

Button critical of Schumacher's pass

The McLaren driver lost time in his pitstop due to a clutch problem, and as he arrived at Turn 1 Schumacher swept around the outside of him to gain a position.

"I didn't really know where Michael was on the outside of me," said the reigning world champion. "He turned in and if I didn't back out of it we would have crashed.

"So he didn't really give me a lot of room there. There you go, you'd think with his experience he would know. It wasn't really the right move."

The championship leader added that Schumacher then defended his place well for the rest of the race, despite Button mounting several attacks.

"It's tough to overtake here, and Michael's not silly," he said. "He knows where to put his car, so on a track like this you're not going to overtake him.

"He was putting it on the inside, and I couldn't pass on the outside because he just pushed me wide every time. He didn't make a mistake, so it was very frustrating.

"Fifth place is okay, but it's frustrating because the car was quick here. That's a positive and a negative, because I didn't get to use the speed."

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