F1 » Watson explains ‘facts of life’ to Button


Former McLaren driver John Watson has told Jenson Button to get used to being challenged by the 'new young pup' in the Woking team.

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old timer - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 8:46 AM

Methinks it is binky who should put a sock in it , John Watson came second in the world drivers championship , is a multiple grand prix winner , and an ex-works McLaren driver , binky , binky a little knowledge is a dangerous thing .Watson is correct... as usual

evel ken evil - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 8:59 AM

John Watson is spot on

what happened to racing , wasnt too long ago that wheel bashing and aggressive moves were par for the course
(Senna ,Prost ,Mansell et al)

Bravo to Perez for taking the race to Button when he could , if Button cries off maybe theres a new ride waiting for him down the local Dominoes

Gilles

April 26, 2013 9:55 AM

Button was looking for protection from his team, didn't get it, destroyed his tyres trying to defend and had to pit, losing a lot of points. Not very clever for a driver with that experience

mike - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 10:11 AM

I thought Button was ready to start crying on the intercom! He delberately accelerated slower than normal ( from that slow corner ) - you could see/hear at least a 0.5 second gap between him letting off the brakes and applying throttle - light years in F1. Then he ran Perez off-track to boot. I think it was Button who comromised the team not Perez. And he had a cry about it in the process. Retire and concentrate on your hair product promotion Jenson!!!

Buzz45

April 26, 2013 10:59 AM

Nobody has mentioned the fact that any team or it's drivers, must strive to bring both cars to the finish. Wheel banging etc. may be exciting to watch but if it causes one or both cars to retire then OBVIOUSLY it is not a good thing. That counts for all the teams and drivers, whether you like them or not. If bloggers want to see rough and tumble, they shouldn't watch F1, but they should watch banger racing. McLaren allow their drivers to race, but not in a way that could end in damage to the cars or losing valuable points. It is a fact that the worst thing a driver can do is to take out his team mate.

Amigo - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 11:20 AM

Perez and Maldonado is same breed. They are wild drivers. Honestly I don't like his driving style because it's danger to other drivers. Banging on other cars' wheel at high speed and body is dangerous to other cars' driver and to him. It can send his car airborne into wall.
I have seen Alonso, Vettel, Button, Kamui and other top drivers racing wheel to wheel but they rarely touch others at straight line.
He will crash onto other cars very often if he does not change driving style.

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