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We just didn’t get lucky, says Button

Jenson Button: This was a really difficult race to read

McLaren's Jenson Button has said bad luck cost him positions during the European Grand Prix.

Button finished in eighth place – one better than where he started – but felt that he lost out when the safety car was deployed, as he had already made his two scheduled stops on laps 10 and 26.

“This was a really difficult race to read,” said the Englishman following the eighth round in the 2012 F1 World Championship.

“I got a poor start, was boxed in at Turn One, and had to lift to prevent Fernando [Alonso] and myself hitting the wall at Turn Two.

“I don't think we did a bad job in terms of strategy – the car felt good and kept improving during the race – but, when the Safety Car was deployed, I think a few others lucked in to a better strategy. And, today, we just didn't get lucky.

“Finally though, a massive congratulations to Fernando – he did a great job.

“Hopefully we can do the same thing at our home grand prix in two weeks' time!” Button concluded.

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24.06.2012- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
24.06.2012- Race, Pit Stop, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
24.06.2012- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
24.06.2012- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27 leads Michael Schumacher (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W03
23.06.2012- Qualifying, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27
22.06.2012- Free Practice 2, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-27

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Rob01 - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 5:54 PM

At least they didn't throw a Safety Car out to bring you back to the field. Anyone else hear that Marko and Vettel think that it was an open wheel Nascar yellow?? Might have been as F1 has always allowed carbon fiber to remain on track. In addition did anyone see the three safety workers pushing Sebs car to a safe area. All the while Cars are flying by. Talk about a dangerous situation. It boggles the mind that the yellow was issued for debris and none for the 3 humans risking their lives.

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