Barrichello joins Button at the back

Honda's chances for the Turkish Grand Prix were set back after qualifying when Jenson Button's engine had to be changed, resulting in the demotion penalty which put him to the back of the grid. Now it's a double blow as Honda has opted to change...

Honda's chances for the Turkish Grand Prix were set back after qualifying when Jenson Button's engine had to be changed, resulting in the demotion penalty which put him to the back of the grid. Now it's a double blow as Honda has opted to change Rubens Barrichello's engine as well, so he will join Button at the back.

Button's engine lost power at the end of Saturday's second qualifying session and, although the team has not specified the reason, it seems that Honda has decided to change Barrichello's as a precautionary measure. The Brazilian originally qualified ahead of Button so will start from 21st in front of his teammate.

"It can sometimes be fun starting at the back, fighting through the field, but it's going to be tough for us to even get past the Spykers," Button said ruefully, showing just how much Honda is struggling this year. "We'll just have to see how it plays out with the strategy in the race."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button