Jenson Button says his chance of reaching Q3 was scuppered by the yellow flag which was caused by Kimi Raikkonen’s crash.
Button missed the cut for Q2 by one tenth of a second.
“Everything was going really well,” he told reporters after qualifying, “the pace was good, especially in the wet conditions, were quickest when I actually did my lap time.”
“So I felt good and in the end just didn’t get enough time really. The lap that I did have was a yellow flag in turn three so I obviously backed out and couldn’t find enough time around the rest of the lap.”
Button said he expects conditions to improve for the race: “It’s going to be dry tomorrow, I think, from what I’ve seen.”
“We’ll see, it’s all a bit unknown for all of us. I’m not thinking about it yet, I’m too annoyed after qualifying.”
2014 Australian Grand Prix
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