Jenson Button has failed to make it any further than the first part of qualifying for the British Grand Prix and will start the race from eighteenth place.
As the typical British summertime weather rolled over Silverstone the rain started almost on cue at the start of the session. The British driver struggled throughout Q1 and ultimately couldn’t find the pace to make it in to the second session.
Talking to the BBC he said “I could not get any heat on the front tyres. I felt it straight out of the pits. I couldn’t get any heat on the fronts and that is why I could not get a lap time on those tyres.”
Button who has never finished on the podium at his home track rued his chances as the final sector conditions were far from ideal. “It got wet for some reason in the last sector and it is a pity but it was not meant to be.
“The good thing is that these guys are running around for two more sessions on their tyres and it is going to rain tomorrow. It is going to be very difficult for everyone but I will have better tyres.
“I would rather put on a much better show for fans on Saturday but it is the story of my year, not getting heat on the fronts so I am not too upset. I know I can drive a car in the wet.”