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Button trusts FIA over Bahrain

Jenson Button trusts the FIA to have made the right decision over the Bahrain Grand Prix
Jenson Button says he has put his trust in the FIA when it comes to this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix.

After continued political unrest in the Gulf state, the FIA confirmed in Shanghai at the weekend that the race would go ahead as planned, with F1 personnel now on the ground at the Sakhir circuit preparing for this weekend's race.

Protests have continued this week but Button said he wasn't concerned for his safety and trusted the FIA had made the right decision.

"No,” he was quoted by the Press Association when asked if he had any safety concerns. "I trust in the FIA that they know all the information - I don't personally - so we have to trust in their decision.

"I don't think they will ever want to put us at risk. They do a lot on safety for drivers, in terms of the circuits and the cars and what have you, and that's a priority for them. So I believe in the FIA's decision.

"If everything is straightforward and nothing happens, it's not even going to be in the back of my mind at all."

Button, who admitted he was looking forward the warmer weather of Bahrain after cool races in Malaysia and China, added that he was pleased with the way his season had gone so far even though he felt McLaren haven't always been the quickest team on track.

"The table makes for good reading at the moment," he said. "It's not quite as good as Lewis, but we're very close. Only two points between us.

"The thing we've got to take from the first three races, in terms of the performance of our car, is that we might not have been the quickest all the time, but we've been close to being the quickest and that is important.

"It's important we are consistently quick because there are lots of other teams who are also quick, but don't have the consistency in terms of performance. Fernando won the previous race in Malaysia, but didn't really score many points in China, where Nico won, but he hadn't scored any points before then.

"Those sort of things make a big difference for us, so it's key if we can consistently be at the front. In our hearts we want to win every race, and that's what we come racing for, but we have to be consistently fighting for victories."


Tagged as: FIA , Mclaren , Jenson Button , Bahrain , Sakhir

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Taipan

April 18, 2012 8:55 PM

Richard, That particular poster who claimed not to have watched the Chinese GP and certainly plans not to watch the Bahrain GP due to political beliefs informed me on the same thread that "this is not the time to stick your head in the sand" Now I may be wrong but I thought that term inferred that if you don't look it's not happening, to quote an old friend and his DOG... confused that I is!



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