Button Disappointed to Miss Out on Podium

Briton Jenson Button was disappointed after missing out on a podium finish at today's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Button Disappointed to Miss Out on Podium

Briton Jenson Button was disappointed after missing out on a podium finish at today's Hungarian Grand Prix.

The BAR driver, who has finished in the top three seven times this season, had high expectations ahead of the race, but he was unable to beat Renault's Fernando Alonso and Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya, and had to settle for fifth place.

"I'm a little bit disappointed because we came here expecting better things," said Button, whose result in Hungary left Ferrari drivers Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello as the only men with mathematical chances of taking the drivers' title.

"I think we might not have put the best condition of tyres on at the first stop, so we lost a lot of time. I had a lot of oversteer which made it very difficult to drive and that's why Jarno was able to get so close to me. Once I made the decision to put a set of conditioned tyres on the balance was much better.

"The main thing is that both cars finished in the points and we've edged that little bit closer to Renault in the Championship."

Japanese teammate Takuma Sato finished in sixth place, allowing BAR to move one point closer to second-placed Renault in the Championship. Sato had a poor start from third place and had to fight his way back.

"I did my best to recover then towards the end of the race we were a little bit concerned about falling oil pressure so we had to adapt," said Sato. "The most important thing though is that we got both cars to the finish in the points, so now we look forward to Spa."

With five races to go BAR have 83 points to Renault's 91.

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