Jenson Button believes he "overreacted" when he criticised Lewis Hamilton for his driving in the German Grand Prix.

Hamilton was trying to overtake Button at the Turn 6 hairpin but the McLaren was taking a wider line and the two drivers made contact at the exit of the corner. Hamilton admitted he thought Button was giving him room and said he had misjudged the situation - even raising a hand in apology when he finally passed the McLaren - and immediately after the race Button was critical of his former team-mate's driving.

However, having reviewed the race on Sunday night, Button took to Twitter to apologise for his reaction, saying he could see how Hamilton had read the situation.