Button Shines after Early Struggle

Jenson Button thought his hopes of a decent finish in the Belgian Grand Prix were over right after the start when he struggled for grip in the early stages of the race

Button Shines after Early Struggle

The Briton eventually came through an incident-filled race, which included him make the wrong switch to dry tyres during the Safety Car period, to take third place.

"I didn't think it was going our way at the start of the race," said the BAR driver. "I was really, really struggling with oversteer on the first stint - I didn't even need to turn into the corners, the rear end was coming round.

"After the first stop we adjusted the wing, went out on slicks (dry tyres), which was the wrong choice, so we came back in and put intermediates on and the car was working very well.

"It was nice to catch up on the leaders in the last few laps."

Button was able to put in a superb charge at the end of the race, when a decision not to change his intermediate tyres allowed him to dial the car in perfectly for the drying track.

"In the end we made the right choice at the second stop to double stint the tyres and I think that paid off for us in the end," he said.

"It was a very fun race and those conditions always bring that to a race. It was fantastic, but a lot of it I have got to say thanks to the team, they have done a fantastic job in the stops and also double stinting that set of tyres was the right way to go, so a big thank you to them."

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