Button struggles at Goodwood

JENSON BUTTON's problems with the under-performing Benetton team this season were put into perspective as the young Briton struggled to control his car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Sunday.

Button, currently in his first year of a two-year loan deal at Benetton, found things difficult in a vintage 1902 Paris-Vienna Renault and admitted he would be happy to return to the cockpit of his more advanced Renault-powered car at Silverstone next week.

"It's the most difficult thing I've driven in the whole of my life," Button joked. "It had a clutch and we don't have those things in Formula One.

"All we do is turn the steering wheel, don't we? The traction control was very good although we got a bit of wheelspin at the start. Hopefully my Renault will work better next weekend."

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