British Grand Prix: Jenson Button Fourth, but Delighted for Lewis Hamilton

Jenson Button's performance at the British Grand Prix was a solid response to criticism from his McLaren team-chief Ron Dennis who said earlier in the week that he "needed to try harder".

updated: July 07, 2014 10:40 IST
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Toro Rosso's Russian driver Daniil Kvyat, McLaren Mercedes' British driver Jenson Button, McLaren Mercedes' Danish driver Kevin Magnussen, Williams' Brazilian driver Felipe Massa, Williams' Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton during a press conference at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone on July 3, 2014 ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix.


Silverstone, United Kingdom: Jenson Button, the 2009 champion, equalled his best previous finish at his home British Grand Prix by coming in fourth in his McLaren -- and was delighted for his victorious former team-mate Lewis Hamilton.

"I said before the race that if I did not win I hoped it would be Lewis. I'm just disappointed I was not up there with him," he said. (Also read: Ferrari's Raikkonen in ugly crash in British GP)

"I gave it my all. It's difficult when the race engineer says give it your all, but you have to save fuel too.

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