Button criticises Hamilton after pair make contact


Hamilton and Raikkonen also made contact ( Octane Photographic)
20 July 2014 by Ryan Wood | M
          

Jenson Button has criticised his former team-mate Lewis Hamilton for an incident during the German Grand Prix which saw the pair make contact.

The Mercedes driver accepted blame for the clash which lost him part of his front wing, potentially costing him second place, explaining that he thought Button was letting him through.

"It was unfortunate with Jenson at the end," said Hamilton. "He's been great over the past few races, not really giving me a hard time when I've gone to overtake, he's kind of given me space.

"I went to go on the inside but didn't think I was going to make it, then it looked like he went wide so I was going to take the corner but he was cutting back through and we collided. I just hope I didn't hurt his race."

Button wasn't happy with how Hamilton drove on Sunday as the Briton made contact with other drivers as well as he charged through from 20th on the grid to 3rd.

"Why would we let anyone through? I don't know if you've noticed but a lot of drivers do that line to get a good exit from the corner," he said.

"I think the problem with Lewis is he expected me to let him past.

"I don't think I'm the only person he drove into today. It's strange, when the car's so much quicker you'd think he wouldn't get into so [many] fights but there you go.

"He drove into my rear wheel, that's all I've got to say and I don't know much else about it," he added. "I'm out there doing my race. It would make it boring if we all let him past when he was coming through the field."

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