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Button, Perez clear the air

Jenson Button and Sergio Perez look to clear the air following the Bahrain Grand Prix
Jenson Button and Sergio Perez have held clear-the-air talks on the back of their on-track battle during the Bahrain Grand Prix at the weekend.

The pair banged wheels while fighting for position at the Sakhir circuit, leading to Button saying that his new McLaren team-mate had been too aggressive.

Perez himself admitted that he may have been a little too hard but the pair have now held talks to resolve any potential conflict before it gets out of hand.

"Important chat yesterday with Checo Perez to clear the air," Button wrote on his Twitter account. "As a team we will move forward and live to fight another day. Roll on Barcelona."

Perez took his best result to date for McLaren with sixth in Bahrain with Button taking the flag in tenth – leaving McLaren with work to do when F1 returns to Europe with just 23 points from the opening four races.

By contrast, Red Bull lead the way with 109 points.



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Liam48

April 23, 2013 1:14 PM

@elijah I expect Button wont let Perez do that to him again, I think Button will reassert his authority on Perez. Also if the same incident happened at Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus, Mercedes the WC there would have been vocal over radio especially Alonso & Vettel. As I have said last year and still believe, Perez seems to only do well over a few races and doesn't have the consistency and isn't as big a talent as Hamilton and Button managed to run Hamilton hard over 3 years so I don't think Perez will beat Button much this year.

SKULLDUGGERY - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 2:52 PM

You seem to miss the point.. Team orders where exactly what Button wanted.. He wanted his team to order Perez to stay behind him.. And he wasn't fast enough to fight with his team mate, only hold him up until the inevitable.. This is not Button bashing, It's an observation on a driver that just happens to be Button in this case.



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