Button laments misleading weather forecast
27 July 2014 – Jenson Button was left to lament a missed opportunity after getting caught out by false rain predictions in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Button had been running inside the top five during the opening laps on Intermediate tyres, but while the rest of the field switched to slicks during the first of two Safety Car periods, McLaren opted to keep the Briton and team-mate Kevin Magnussen on the same compound for the restart.
With the anticipated rain showers failing to arrive, Button was forced to make his first pit-stop under normal racing conditions, dropping him from the leading pack en route to the final points-paying position.
"It was a tough afternoon for us. We didn't make the right decisions today," said Button.
"The opening laps in the rain were great and I got up into fifth. But it went downhill from there.
"As the track started to dry, we thought it was going to rain again, but we were the only ones thinking that."
The former World Champion summed up: "I feel like I did everything right, and in every track condition, which is why it's tough – but we win as a team and we lose as a team, and we'll quickly put this behind us and move on."
Having started from the pit lane after his qualifying crash, Magnussen finished the race in 12th position.