• Korean Grand Prix

Button relying on failures

ESPNF1 Staff
October 24, 2010 « Vettel not ruling out title chances | »
Jenson Button's title hopes are all but over © Getty Images

Jenson Button complained of a lack of front end grip for his disappointing 12th place finish in the Korean Grand Prix that almost certainly rules him out of the title race.

"I just didn't have enough grip today," said Button. "I was really struggling with locking fronts as soon as I touched the brakes; every time I braked for a corner, I went straight on because I couldn't stop the car.

"Also, I lost three or four places when Adrian [Sutil] decided to drive me off the circuit - I don't know what he was thinking. Even without that, though, I didn't really have the pace today. In my view, for sure, the race should have been stopped earlier than it was - it was way too dark to race a Formula One car in the conditions we witnessed at the end of the afternoon."

Although mathematically still in with a chance of winning the drivers' title, Button knows he will need nothing short of a miracle to do so.

"To win this championship, I'll now have to rely on the cars in front of me failing, so today was a pretty disappointing day, all in all."