F1 » Button: I want to break the F1 mould


Brawn GP's newly-crowned F1 World Champion Jenson Button bids to become the first British driver in F1 history to claim back-to-back titles in the top flight

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FooAtari .

October 20, 2009 1:20 PM

I wouldn't go as far as to say he can't fail without seeing what the news cars for each team next year will be like, but I think he will need to up his game a little. If the grid is closer next year a weak end to the season such as this year may not be enough to take the title.

Also hope the Mercedes buy-out does not happen. BrawnGP seem to do just fine as they are and it's great to have another successful independent team on the grid.

Rozza - Unregistered

October 20, 2009 1:26 PM

I agree, he needs to raise his game... but they say the first one is the hardest. Maybe now that he has got the monkey off his back he will be more relaxed within himself and the car.

If so, and Brawn gives him a decent car...

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October 20, 2009 1:34 PM
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I like Jenson - I met him in an airport lounge once, and he was very friendly. He's a nice guy who can drive a car smoothly.

HOWEVER. Will he win next year? I doubt it. No diffuser advantage, a competitive McLaren and Ferrari, the continued threat from Redbull and co?

It's hard to see how next year he will be able to over power the likes of Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton (and maybe even Raikkonen if he gets a McL drive.)

Nevertheless it doesn't take anything away from his achievements this year... well done Jenson, some people will say you were lucky - but luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. You were prepared for the opportunity that presented itself in '09!

Georges - Unregistered

October 20, 2009 1:51 PM

OK he seems to be a nice guy, and he drove in an agressive manner during this race.

But now, sit down relax, and answer a few questions:
In which position was he at the end of the race ?
When was his last win ?
Has he won since the diffuser advantage vanished ?

The answer is always the same: back-to-back will be VERY hard to achieve !

Crash 27 - Unregistered

October 20, 2009 2:09 PM

He'll need to be able to beat his team mate first.

He only managed it in Brazil thanks to Rubens
puncture.

Back to back titles? Nice target mate, but fat chance!


Rus the Bus - Unregistered

October 20, 2009 2:39 PM

Oh come on all you Jensen haters! OK, I accept that JB isn't the biggest talent on the grid, but he is one of the smoothest and most technical drivers out there. He was a very special junior earlier in his career, showed Jaques V a clean pair of exhausts when he 1st joined BAR & only lost his way a little when Honda proved it couldn't design a donkey in the pre Ross Brawn days! A motivated JB in a competitive car is y2k version of Prost, a safe and fast driver, who will "think" a race rather than grab short term headlines with leary moves that don't achieve reults. Yes he is a nice guy too, not cockey, never rude and always prepared to express genuine feelings. A champ to be proud of!

Bernie - Unregistered

October 20, 2009 2:44 PM

Can someone please tell this guy to stop it! Ross maybe you! He is not even close to a top driver he thinks he is! I can name at least 8 drivers in F1 who are much more talented and faster than Mr. Button!

cleme1 - Unregistered

October 20, 2009 2:49 PM

Come on boys the season hasn't even finished yet the title wont be his offically till november even though it's his.Nobody knows what the cars are going to be like untill they start testing so why so much negativity about Jenson and his chances for next year lets just wait and see.Lets be proud he's british two british drivers in two years thats great isn't it.

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