As for Perez, he was disappointed to slip out of the top ten by the finish despite having started one place ahead of Button on the grid, having been hit from behind by Kimi Raikkonen in the first run through the first chicane and then subsequently suffering a slow pit stop.
“I got hit from behind into turn One and had to cut the chicane," he said. "We stopped one lap later than we'd planned, and I lost a position to Jenson when the stop didn't go too well. From then on, I was stuck in a train of cars; and, without a straight-line speed advantage, I just couldn't get past anyone."
It was left to Whitmarsh to sum things up as "a disappointing end to a frustrating weekend," and not at all the way that the team had wanted to celebrate their historic 50th anniversary at Monza.