Button Surprised to be Fifth

Briton Jenson Button was surprised to finish today's qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix in fifth place after an error during his flying lap.

Button Surprised to be Fifth

Briton Jenson Button was surprised to finish today's qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix in fifth place after an error during his flying lap.

"Considering the lap, P5 isn't too bad, as I expected to be further back than that," said Button. "In the final session I made a mistake in the second sector though when I got a bit of oversteer through turn five, which cost me quite a bit of time.

"Nevertheless, I think we can expect a strong race tomorrow and we'll all be doing our best to end the season on a high note and secure that all-important Championship position we've worked so hard for this season."

The BAR driver is chasing his maiden victory in Formula One after 10 podiums this season. Button will start the race right in front of his Japanese teammate Takuma Sato, who is confident of a strong race despite being somewhat disappointed with today's result.

"The car was a bit twitchy into turns one and two and I was losing grip," said Sato. " I possibly needed a harder out lap to achieve the right temperature for the grip required at the start of the lap, but the rest of the run was quite strong so I am reasonably happy.

"Sixth place isn't the best result but here we have good overtaking opportunities and I hope our strategy is strong. It will be a tough race but I am very much looking forward to it."

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