Vettel falls Button rises following controversy at the German Grand Prix
Red Bull were left mourning after their latest episode of mourning at the German Grand Prix. The two-time Championship winner Sebastian Vettel, who was playing on his soil, finished second at the German Grand Prix. However, a 20-second penalty left the German star reeling to a fifth place finish.
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, who started the race at pole-position, was the first man to reach the checkered flag. The Spaniard wasn’t able to grab a large lead but it was enough to keep him ahead of all the drivers throughout the race.
Briton McLaren driver Jenson Button came third at the end of the race, although Sebastian Vettel’s demotion took him to second place. Jenson Button has been complaining about his car and McLaren’s lack lustrous support throughout the season, so it was good to see him in high spirits after the race.
Jenson Button, who was driving his car with new upgrades from McLaren, was happy with the results of the race, but he apparently had issues with Sebastian Vettel’s aggressive driving. Nonetheless, Jenson Button refused to talk about the issue in his post-match speech at the podium.
“Well, first of all I want to say thank you to the crowd,” Jenson Button said. “It’s amazing to see so many people here in the paddock. I had a great race out there. It’s nice to be fighting at the front again. It’s been a little while. But I had a great race and I don’t wish to comment at the moment on the maneuver at Turn Six.”
Well, the stewards were certainly unhappy about the way Sebastian Vettel passed Jenson Button. However, the young German had no idea about the upcoming penalty.
“Well, he didn’t say anything to me, so… he didn’t complain to me so… it was a difficult one, I wasn’t sure whether he was still on the inside or not and obviously the last thing you want to do is make contact, so, yeah, because at the angle he’s side by side but not really and I can’t see him from the inside of the car, so I tried to give enough room and then went wide and obviously we’re all struggling with our tyres, Jenson in particular, and that’s how I was able to get close and pass him,” Jenson Button said.