Jenson Button says he was a tad perplexed at Lewis Hamilton’s driving Sunday at the German Grand Prix. Hamilton collided with Button and said later that he thought Button was letting him though. Button told the press:
“Why would we let anyone through? I don’t know if you’ve noticed but a lot of drivers do that line to get a good exit from the corner,” he said.
“I think the problem with Lewis is he expected me to let him past.
“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 so [many] fights but there you go.
“He drove into my rear wheel, that’s all I’ve got to say and I don’t know much else about it.
“I’m out there doing my race. It would make it boring if we all let him past when he was coming through the field.”
Hamilton, in his defense, said it was his fault and he misread the situation when asked about the incident. Lewis was on a charge back through the field to minimize points damage and finished a terrific 3rd after starting from 20th but he did have a few moments with Sutil, Raikkonen and Button in the process. You have to break a few eggs if you’re going to make an omelette.