Jenson Button Q&A

Jenson Button is enduring the season from hell in his first year at Benetton, and his luck hasn't improved at Montreal. He qualified 20th, which at least put him ahead of both Minardis, something he's failed to achieve on three occasions this year, when he's qualified only 21st. So what's gone wrong? Quite simply he has not been able to get a handle on the B201, which does at least seem to suit Giancarlo Fisichella a little more. While the Italian is in his fourth year with the team and has vast data banks of knowledge to draw on, Jenson doesn't have that experience and he's paying the price. Matters are not helped by the absence of power steering on the car. That's something he used at Williams, although it should be in place at the next race. Adam Cooper spoke to him in Montreal

Jenson Button Q&A



"Hopefully! That's what I'm looking for at the moment. I was hoping this race would be a bit better after the Magny-Cours test. And it was on Friday morning, compared to Giancarlo, but the second session on Friday was a bit of a disaster, and we didn't get any running done at all, because we had some problems."



"Yeah, but it should have happened before. That was inexperience last year, and I'm hoping for it to do the same thing now! After the first part of the season hopefully it will pick up."



"I just can't find the perfect set-up for me, or something that I can feel comfortable with. That is such an important thing in F1, and I just haven't been able to find it at all."



"Yes, it is different. At the moment he's got a good set-up on the car I think, and I just haven't been able to find anything that I like really that's comfortable."



"It's very tough, and it's very tough to find it as well. We've tried so many things and haven't been able to find it. Hopefully it will come soon, because we need it."



"Yes, definitely. We did make some good changes there, and hopefully that has helped, but we don't know yet."



"We've got some new parts coming on the engine side for Magny-Cours and Silverstone, and hopefully that will help. It should make quite a big difference."



"I'd love to be higher than that, but we're not going to be up there winning races by the British GP. But hopefully we'll be a bit closer to the top 10..."

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