Button: Strategy was wrong

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They were entertaining and enjoyed themselves too, but Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were disappointed after the race in Istanbul.

Button was unhappy about strategy: "In a way, it was wrong. I think initially, most people would have gone with my strategy, but lots of drivers wore out their tyres in the first stint, and so changed tack. We didn't, nor did we wait long enough before pitting. The tyres still had some life in them at each stop. We should have stayed out longer because the last stint on hard tyres with so many laps still remaining proved impossible."

This also meant that on the final laps he had no reply to Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, as they forced him down two places.

"You want to get the best out of the car, but you are defenceless against other drivers. You just have to sit and wait. The difference in speed is incredible. With KERS and everything else, you can get a lot of momentum exiting turn ten, and then you've had it."

Team boss Martin Whitmarsh admitted that Button's strategy was probably not the best, which is why the 2009 world champion had suffered, but through no fault of his own.

Whitmarsh added in the same breath, however, that between now and the Spanish Grand Prix every effort would be made to progress the car's development.

"We want to be strong in Barcelona. We are second in the constructors' world championship, and Lewis is placed second in the drivers' championship. We will do all that we can during the season to turn these second places into firsts."