Button annoyed despite impressing

Last updated at 09:50 31 March 2006

Jenson Button left Albert Park complaining after being induced into a rare mistake - despite being the fastest race driver in practice for the Australian Grand Prix.

The 26-year-old was fourth overall, behind test drivers Anthony Davidson, Alex Wurz and Robert Kubica, but put world champion Fernando Alonso in the shade.

However, an untidy session for the normally super-smooth Button saw the Honda driver bounce through the gravel twice.

"It's really difficult out there, it's really low grip, you can see a lot of people are making mistakes," said Button.

"I don't think I took any corner the same on any lap because it's so difficult to drive out there."

He added: "Hopefully the circuit will be better on Saturday but we are looking at things to help our consistency.

"I went off on my out lap because there is such low grip, I was going slow at the time and went through the gravel.

"It's quite unusual for me as I don't normally go off, which shows how little grip there is."

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