After finishing third in the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Jenson Button once again claimed the final podium spot behind team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. "I'm satisfied with third place," said the McLaren driver.
For the Englishman who was hampered by a defective KERS, it was not an easy race: "My KERS suddenly packed in on lap 13 or 14. Then the team told me over the radio that it was working again, but in fact it was only available for a couple of the remaining laps. I was constantly having to press the reset button."
Without KERS, he had to defend against a double challenge from Felipe Massa and Mark Webber: "The two-way scraps were interesting, especially without KERS. I'm not sure if my pace was all that good on the soft tyres, and if KERS isn't working, you're not getting the extra power boost from braking. I didn't know when I should be applying the brakes."