Reigning Formula One world champion Jenson Button has freely admitted that his smooth style of driving, which is kindest to tyres, could give him the edge in the 2010 title race.
Everyone agrees the need to take care of the tyres now refueling is banned during the race will play a crucial role in securing podium positions.
Button said: “My driving style I think it does work with the new regulations. I think most drives on the grid can adapt to it, we’ve seen that in testing. It’s still a different way of driving for me because it is like an endurance race.
“It’s like driving at Le Mans, you really have to look after the tyres at the start of the stint. If you damage the tyres on lap three you are screwed for the whole stint. You really have to be very gentle with the car.
“Sometimes it just feels like you are driving around, instead of pushing the car, but you can still get a good lap time out of it, which I suppose is a positive.”
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team