Button critical of Sauber drivers

By on Sunday, October 14, 2012

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Jenson Button criticised both Sauber drivers for their aggressive action at the start of the race.

Button was hit by Perez at Turn 1 and, terminally, by Kobayashi at Turn 3.

"It seems both Sauber drivers think the first lap of the race is the only lap. They have got a great car underneath them and could score such great points here if they just kept their heads together. I don't know what they were doing", he told BBC Sport.

"I got a really good start and passed Michael [Schumacher] and was alongside Nico [Rosberg] when Perez came from nowhere, chucked it up the inside, outbraked himself and hit the car in front".

"I had to run wide and push Nico off the circuit to stop an incident, so then Nico and I had a drag race down the back straights, Saubers all over the back of us".

"Basically I braked very, very late as I'm sure Nico did, and then suddenly got a big bang on the right hand side and Kamui came flying past. I don't know how he hit two of us, which was pretty special".

"It's very poor driving standards, considering this is the pinnacle of motorsport. It's not just a slight misjudgement, its massive. There is so much opportunity here as well with way tyres are working and the DRS zone. It's a great circuit for overtaking, which is why it so surprising people are driving like that".

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