Jenson Button took the blame for a rather embarrassing clash with Rubens Barrichello in the Spanish Grand Prix, an incident that saw him clip his Honda team-mate and lose his front wing.

Another trying weekend for Honda, the team may have found improved pace from their increasingly lambasted RA107 but nonetheless suffered the indignity of seeing their 'B' team Super Aguri again out pace them on the way to their first ever points.

Still, Honda's hopes were hardly helped when Button came out of the pit lane alongside Barrichello, the Brit clipping the kerb and hitting the back of the sister car, breaking the front wing in the process.

"We had a good strategy and have been working towards the race all weekend, so I think we were on target for a better day today," he said. "Unfortunately, as I exited the pit lane after my first stop, I hit the kerb on the apex and that threw me offline. I lost my front wing as I touched the right rear of Rubens' car and I had to come back in for a nose change and that was that really in terms of fighting for a point."

Even so, while Barrichello too was content with the team's increased competitiveness, tenth place on a day when a high attrition rate meant points were arguably waiting to be snapped up, left him somewhat disappointed.

"A better race today in terms of our overall performance and the handling of the car but we just don't have the pace to improve our final position significantly. I had left Jenson enough room at turn one, it's a shame but just one of those racing incidents. We have the four-day test at Paul Ricard this week and I hope we can see another small step forward by Monaco."



Loading Comments...