Italy

Last Race: 07th Sep Italy

Italy GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Felipe Massa

Button: Never say never

Saturday 6th October 2012

 RSS

Share:

Button: Never say never

Button: Never say never

Jenson Button is refusing to give up on the Japanese Grand Prix victory despite dropping from third to eighth on the grid.

The 2011 winner arrived at the Suzuka circuit knowing that he would take a five-place drop for an unscheduled gearbox change, which is the mandatory penalty.

He did his best to minimise the damage, qualifying in third place, 0.451s behind pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel.

Button, though, was not able to challenge the Red Bull drivers, who locked out the front row, telling his team over the radio: "I couldn't find any more guys, they were just too quick, the Red Bulls."

The McLaren driver will now drop to eighth for Sunday's grand prix but says he won't let the penalty preventing him from fighting for the race win.

"It hurts a little bit having the grid penalty but today was good," said the 32-year-old.

"This morning I wasn't too happy in practice but we improved in qualifying. Both of my laps in Q3 I was happy with.

"It's always great driving around here and it was a lot of fun but we just aren't quick enough and I'm not sure what we can do about that.

"It's such a nice place to fight for a win as well but never say never, there's always possibilities and we'll fight all the way tomorrow."

Related Links
Vettel Claims Fourth Straight Suzuka Pole

Gallery: Race Day In Italy

Editor's Picks

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Winners and Losers: Italian GP

Andrew Davies tuned into the latest episode of the 'Lewis vs Nico' drama, and he wasn't disappointed...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stuff the critics, Andrew Davies thinks this has been an outstanding year of F1 and delivers his 10 magnificent moments...