The 2013 Formula One season may have been one to forget for Jenson Button as the British driver has failed to finish any higher than fifth throughout the course of the year due to the pace of the McLaren MP4-28 car. However, in a career of ups and downs, it is nothing new for the former world champion although both he and McLaren will be keen on bouncing back in 2014 with the new raft of regulations ahead of Honda’s return to the sport in 2015.
Talking to NBC Sports’ Will Buxton ahead of this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix, Button spoke about his love for the race in Japan, his team’s performance this season and his leadership style.
After Monday’s Stage 9 was washed out due to weather and impassable course conditions, the 40th Dakar Rally resumed with Stage 10 on Tuesday.
Several top competitors struggled during the course of the stage, with some even being eliminated due to crashes or injuries.
Here’s some of the best video action of the stage, as seen on NBCSN:
BIKES: Matthias Walkner wins Stage 10 of after a major shakeup.
CARS: Carlos Sainz plays it safe in Stage 10
Stephane Peterhansel took the overall stage win while Cars leader Carlos Sainz played it safe and came in third.
TRUCKS: The Netherlands’ Ton van Genugten wins the stage, but Russia’s Eduard Nikolaev, who finished fourth Tuesday, continues to hold the overall lead.
QUADS: Nicolas Cavigliasso bests Gonzalez Ferioli in Stage 10, but Ignacio Casale continues to make a push for his second Dakar crown.
Stage 11 is Wednesday and runs from Belen, Argentina to Fiambala, Argentina.