The Englishman, prior to leaving for the Paul Ricard test, called blowing an engine on lap three 'not good enough.'
You can see his point - while most of the field plugged ahead with the same V10 used in Australia, BAR's 'loophole' slide left them eligible for a fresh unit in Sepang.
"You'd have to say," Toyota's Mike Gascoyne tried not to grin, "you wonder if they'll have a lot more (problems)."
Button, 25 - and now likely to effortlessly move to Frank Williams' team for 2006 - added: "So it's probably the most disappointing race of my career.
"This shouldn't be happening." -GMM