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Button Disappointed with Lack of Rosberg's Penalty

Jenson Button expressed his disappointment over the fact that Williams' Nico Rosberg was not handed any penalty for his speeding under safety car during the Japanese Grand Prix. Button and Rubens Barrichello argued that Rosberg's wrongdoing caused a significant loss of track positions in the race.

Why significant? Let's say that Rosberg's potential penalty from the FIA stewards would have dropped him in the overall standings, lifting the Brawn drivers one position each at the chequered flag. That being said, if Barrichello and Button had finished the race in 6th and 7th respectively, the Brackley based team would have already secured the manufacturers' title.

I respect the decision but it's disappointing when you think someone has done something wrong and they don't get penalized,” said Button after the race.

However, the 29-year old Brit admitted that the one-point loss in the Suzuka race will not count decisively in the title race.

It's not going to change anything massively I don't think. Life goes on. That's the decision. I don't know all the information while the FIA and the stewards, they have got all the information in front of them so whatever their decision, that's what it is,” added the Formula One leader.

The FIA stewards argued their decision by the fact that Rosberg was not able to read his dashboard display when the safety car was deployed.

During the Saturday qualifying, Button was penalized by the stewards for a similar “wrongdoing”, as the British driver had sped under yellow flag (caution).

 
 
 
 
 

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