Button critical of Hamilton after clash
20 July 2014 – Jenson Button was left bemused by Lewis Hamilton's driving after the pair clashed during Sunday's German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.
Hamilton, who started 20th, was making his way through the field when he darted up the inside of Button at the hairpin, only for their cars to touch.
Both drivers were able to continue, with Hamilton apologetically putting his hand in the air when passing the next time around, but Button criticised the attempt.
"I think the problem with Lewis is he expected me to let him past," Button explained.
"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 that [many] fights but there you go.
"He drove into my rear wheel, that's all I've got to say. I'm out there doing my race. It would make it boring if we all let him past."
In his own post-race reflections, Hamilton conceded that he could have read the situation better.
"I had a bit of collision with Jenson but I thought he was letting me past – my bad judgement there," he said.