Trulli and Button clash…again

Jarno Trulli has slated Jenson Button for "driving like a crazy man" after they clashed for the second time in three races, and the Italian is planning a face to face confrontation with the young Brit after his race was ruined by the clash

Trulli and Button clash…again

Similar to an incident involving both of them in last month's Belgian Grand Prix, the duo collided as Button tried to steal fifth at Turn 8, puncturing the tyres on both cars and forcing them both to pit.

"Jenson Button is really an idiot at the moment," said Trulli. "He is driving like a crazy man. He was pushing me hard and tried to outbrake me, but it was too late. He collided with me and then went off."

Trulli retired immediately after his pit stop and also had to suffer the embarassment of seeing his tyre stop fumbled as his mechanics bought out Frentzen's tyres.

"There was some confusion but it was irrelevant really as my race was already ruined," said Frentzen.

Button was unable to capitalise on the Italian's retirement and after taking on dry tyres the Williams ace set about moving back up the field. The charge did not last as the 20-year-old's BMW V10 expired on lap 14. Button saw his clash with Trulli as a racing incident.

"On the second or third lap I tried to go down the inside of Jarno and we collided again," said Button. "He seemed to move across and we hit wheels and I got a puncture."

Trulli has not scored any points in six races and sits four points behind Button in the championship.

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