While Lewis Hamilton may have stolen the headlines over the course of the British Grand Prix weekend, Britain's remaining trio tried to get into the spotlight Silverstone, but Jenson Button, David Coulthard and Anthony Davidson were all left to rue an ultimately disappointing event.

Button led the way in tenth position, the Honda driver hauling himself back into contention with a risky one-stop strategy that negated his 18th position on the grid, but while he was pleased to squeeze back into the top ten, he was frustrated qualifying had ruined any chances of points.

"I'm reasonably happy with our performance today and it was good to make up some places during the race to finish 10th from 18th on the grid," he said. "The one-stop strategy paid off for us but I didn't get the best out of the car this weekend as I struggled with rear grip and had a lot of understeer, which is something that we need to look at."

The result saw him finish ahead of counterpart and friend Coulthard, the Red Bull driver hoping for a lot more from eleventh on the grid, but after a testing - and at times physical - battle with Nico Rosberg over the first stint, the Scot admits mistakes in the second stint let him down.

"I didn't drive very well today unfortunately, I made a couple of mistakes in the second stint and lost a bit of time. The car was tricky to drive, it had a lot of oversteer and the balance just wasn't there today. So, it's back to the drawing board and we'll see what we get in Germany."

Davidson meanwhile endured a weekend to forget at Super Aguri, spinning away his hopes in qualifying before struggling with rear-end issues that saw him bottoming out over the bumps. Sensing the car was unstable and unsafe to drive, Davidson was forced to bring his car in for retirement.

"A disappointing first British Grand Prix for me. I had a good start, overtook one of the Hondas and was right with the mid-field pack. I had a good little fight with Jenson when he got me back at the exit of Club; it was good, clean racing. I kept in touch with the two Hondas for the next 15 laps or so, and then suddenly started feeling that the car was touching the ground quite a lot on the rear and it felt like it had become a bit unsafe to drive.

"We're still unsure of exactly what the problem was. We tried to get back out there, but the problem remained and we had to retire the car before the end of the race. It was a frustrating weekend in general really, because the speed I felt was still there and it was annoying that I could not to get to the end."

 

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