Button: I overreacted to Hamilton clash
21 July 2014 – McLaren driver Jenson Button has backtracked on comments he made after he clashed with Lewis Hamilton in the German Grand Prix and after watching the race back has admitted he "overreacted".
Button was critical of Hamilton after the two touched at the hairpin, but has now changed his opinion.
"After watching the race back think I overreacted with my feelings about Lewis's move," Button said via Twitter. "I can understand why he thought I was giving him room."
"Amazed we both got around the corner!" he added. "F1 put on a great show [in Germany] and long may it continue!"
Button finished the race in eighth, while Hamilton came back from 20th on the grid to take third.