After the former McLaren team-mates Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton came together at the Hockenheimring on Sunday, in a race-changing clash, Button questioned Hamiltons tactics and suggested that the Mercedes driver was taking elements of his racing for granted because he was in a quicker car. I think the problem with Lewis is he expected me to let him past, said Button.
While the 34-year-old later tweeted to say that after watching the race back think I overreacted with my feelings about Lewiss move. I can understand why he thought I was giving him room, he was clearly annoyed immediately after Hamilton had moved up the inside of him on lap 30 at the Turn Six hairpin. The Mercedes driver was coming from behind and, as he attempted to go through, he took a glancing blow from Buttons car that damaged his front-left end-plate, resulting in a lack of downforce that would cost him second place. He passed Button a lap later with ease using the drag reduction system but by then the damage had been done.