Button questions pit strategy

Stephan Heublein



Jenson Button wasn't exactly in the best of moods following the Japanese GP. The McLaren driver will have known from the start that he was unlikely to finish higher than fourth, but that doesn't stop him questioning the pit strategy chosen for him by the team.

"In the early stage of the race, the leaders were having fewer problems with the option tyres than we had expected, so that was a bit of a let-down," said Button. "Then we stayed out too long. We should have changed to the option tyres when the others were going onto primes, because we'd seen that the people on options were faster and that I'd been unable to pull away or to exert any pressure on Alonso and Lewis."