Button regrets leaving pits in Q3
9 June 2012 – Jenson Button wishes he would have remained in his garage and saved tyres in Q3, having ended up tenth on the grid for the Canadian Grand Prix. The 2009 Champion is suffering another difficult weekend which has been plagued by issues.
“For Q3, we were a bit stuck for tyre choice; used Options (Super Soft compound) would have probably kept us tenth, so we decided to roll the dice and run new Primes (Soft compound). It was a tough decision and, with the benefit of hindsight, we probably shouldn’t have run at all. It was always going to be tricky to beat anyone in Q3 by running Primes.
“Today wasn’t great, you’d have to say, and tenth isn’t the best place to start, but it looks like being even hotter tomorrow – probably the hottest race of the year so far – so it may well throw up a few surprises for everyone. I still think we can still have a good race, even from the fifth row.”
Button has scored two points across the last three races in Bahrain, Spain and Monaco.