Jenson Button admits he overreacted after crash with Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton hit Buttons car on lap 30
British drivers initially disagreed over etiquette
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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.

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Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg concerned by F1s standing restarts plan

F1 commission proposes end to rolling restarts next year
It would be tricky if we were on very old tyres, says Button

Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg have voiced their concerns with regard to standing restarts during Formula One grands prix from next year.

The F1 commission last week passed a proposal it believes will play a part in spicing up the show the idea will now go before the World Motor Sport Council for approval.

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Lewis Hamilton will be stronger than ever in Canada, says Jenson Button

Hamilton has lost his championship lead to Nico Rosberg
The Mercedes driver feud raged on at the Monaco Grand Prix

Formula Ones rowdy circus rumbled out of town on Monday, leaving Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg behind. It felt like a crowd scrambling out of the way of a western shoot-out. They could settle this in private, without anyone else getting hurt.

Mercedes drivers Hamilton and Rosberg both live here, of course, not that they will be socialising before the Canadian Grand Prix on 8 June. Were living in the same building, Hamilton said on Sunday night, looking relaxed after his earlier traumas. People say that were best friends, but we arent. We havent been since we were 13 years old. I say hi to him and he says hi to me. We dont have lunch together. We dont have dinners. We are cool.

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