Brawn GP ace Jenson Button is far from deflated after his tyres let him down during the British Grand Prix at the weekend.
Despite failing to get heat into his tyres and finishing a disappointing sixth, the British driver vowed to give Silverstone champion and title rival Sebastian Vettel a dose of his own medicine.
The 29-year-old said he intended to bounce back instantly and take the chequered flag at the Red Bull star’s home race at the Nurburgring in three weeks.
Button vowed: “He won’t be winning the next race by 45 seconds!”
Vettel, 21, totally trounced his rivals, winning from pole, setting fastest lap and the fastest times in all three sections of the track, in front of a sellout 108,000 crowd.
While Button was a victim of the good old British weather, when the cool climate prevented him getting sufficient temperature and grip in his tyres to be a real threat to the front runners.
“The bloody English weather,” he moaned after his crushing defeat, “the sun didn’t come out until after the race.
“Hopefully Nurburgring will be warmer. If it is we’ll be challenging. I don’t think Vettel will be winning by 45 seconds there.
“I’d love to have won the British Grand Prix but it didn’t happen.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team
With team-mate Rubens Barrichello third, Button lost ground to all his major title rivals. But he has a
23- point lead on Barrichello and 25 on Vettel .