Jenson Button Q&A
As speculation about Jenson Button's future continues to keep the paddock gossips busy, the man himself put in yet another charging race at Hockenheim. He was forced to start at the very back after his engine died at the start of the formation lap, and with a relatively heavy fuel load, he wasn't able to make any progress - and thus sat forlornly in front of Gaston Mazzacane's Minardi for the first half of the race. But he had some luck when the safety car made its first appearance, missing the signal to come in and staying out for an extra lap. He actually gained some ground in so doing, and was running 10th when the rain began. The team called him in for wets a full lap before race leader Mika Hakkinen and most of the people Button was fighting with opted to pit. That got him up to eighth; he gained two spots when the Jordans hit trouble, and another when Pedro de la Rosa had a moment. He then passed Mika Salo to claim fourth, his best result of the year. Adam Cooper spoke to Jenson about his memorable race, and the season so far.
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