Jenson Button blames Romain Grosjean for Hungary collision

Updated: 28 July 2013 22:18 IST

Grosjean, of Lotus, collided with Button's McLaren during a badly-judged bid to pass him on the 24th lap of Sunday's race in which he was penalized for another incident and ended up finishing sixth. Button was seventh.

Jenson Button blames Romain Grosjean for Hungary collision

Budapest:

Jenson Button made clear on Sunday that hot-headed Frenchman Romain Grosjean was entirely to blame for their collision during the Hungarian Grand Prix. (Read race report)

Grosjean, of Lotus, collided with Button's McLaren during a badly-judged bid to pass him on the 24th lap of Sunday's race in which he was penalized for another incident and ended up finishing sixth. Button was seventh.

In their collision, it appeared that Grosjean tried to follow Sebastian Vettel in overtaking the McLaren, but misjudged the space available and required.

The stewards swiftly announced an inquiry into the incident, which was continuing after the race. (Related: Sutil fails in his 100th F1 race)

Button said: "I'm going to see the stewards about it, but I think it's pretty straightforward - I couldn't go any more left.

"That's it, really. Unless I'm on the grass, which is not where I want to be when I'm braking for a corner, he had no way of not hitting me.

"I obviously didn't realise how narrow the circuit was at that corner...

"It could have been a lot worse than it was. It could have ended both of our races.

"I was quite lucky. I think our cars are robust." (Race in pics)

Button added that he could foresee the incident, but was powerless.

"I was there, basically with my arm out the cockpit, going 'what are you doing? I'm going to be on the grass in a second.' And I was," he said.

"I don't know what he was thinking. I don't think he was thinking at that point..."

Topics : Formula 1 McLaren Lotus Romain Grosjean Jenson Button
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