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Lack of pace 'very weird' - Button

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Jenson Button described his lack of pace in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix as "very weird".

Button could only manage 13th fastest and will drop three places with a grid penalty for overtaking under red flags on Friday. Button had been quick in the practice sessions leading up to qualifying but could not explain what happened in Q2.

"I haven't got a clue," he said. "The basic reason is that we're not quick enough."

Asked if the conditions had an impact after three chilly and windy sessions, Button said: "Other people seemed to cope. It's strange because all weekend I've been quick. It's very weird, especially in Q1 when you see [Valtteri] Bottas quickest and his team-mate out in 18th. I don't get it."