Hot on the heels of his outstanding victory at Melbourne on Sunday, Jenson Button has talked about the role the new slick tyres played in his victory.
David Garrido, Radio 1 Newsbeat reporter, asked the Brawn driver: ‘Tyres were obviously critical in this race. How’s it dealing with not only that but all the other toys you’ve got to play with now as a driver?’
Button replied: ‘It was interesting because the second stint I obviously flat spotted the front left which made it a bit of a nightmare really and then the light was getting bad, the tyres were cooling off because of the temperatures and these tyres don’t work when they’re cold.
‘It was very difficult, and the last stint obviously on the soft tyres but I knew my pace and I knew where I was on the circuit and that wasn’t an issue, I could keep everyone at bay, so I was pretty comfortable from then on.’
The post mortems into what went right and what went wrong for the Formula One teams during the Australian Grand Prix have begun.
And it’s clear the new slick tyres will play an important role in the new season for all the teams.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Executive