Irritated Button rues pit stop gamble

Jenson Button believes his race was ruined when McLaren decided to haul him into the pits ahead of his scheduled stop, during Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.

The 2009 World Champion added that he couldn’t get heat into the tyres during the early parts of the race, and eventually had to settle for a disappointing 11th place.

“I got a bad launch and on the first lap struggled to get any heat into the tyres,” Button told Sky F1.

“I then pitted behind one Force India to get the jump on the other one, but I then had to sit in the box because another car came along behind me. I then came out in front of Lewis but had to let him through even though he was slower than me – which was the first time I’ve seen that this year.

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