F1 » Button/Brawn salary disparity 'a bridge that can be crossed'


Newly-crowned world champion Jenson Button looks likely to remain at Brawn GP in F1 2010, after the team argued that the impasse in salary talks is 'a bridge that can be crossed'

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JOHN - Unregistered

October 20, 2009 6:51 PM

What have Button, Raikkonen, Truli (and whoever else) got in common? They are all only looking for more money!! These guys are not world championship material - ok Button won with a car (may an illegal car too) which any driver could have won with at the start of season as only he (Button) had the double diffuser. Most people in the world have to work harder for less money (those who are lucky of course to still have jobs) due to recession. These F1 guys need to get real. :rolleyes: :?

rob01

October 20, 2009 7:00 PM
Last Edited 1864 days ago

Actually Toyota had the diffuser as they were talking of leaving. Brawn got it because Honda was leaving. Williams had it because he agreed to go against every FOTA idea on top of taking lots of money from Bernie. The idea was to give them gifts so that sponsors and such would run to a winning team. Without it Brawn sits at mid pack at BEST. Max gave the diffuser to the most THREE NEEDY teams. It was his way of saving the sport from losing more teams. He is the sorriest president EVER. And just my guess but I bet Jenson was told of the advantage as he turned down other offers to stay with Brawn/Honda and took a 5m paycut to get a WDC. He will now have to deal with Ross. Ross is aware.

JACKBEE - Unregistered

October 20, 2009 7:38 PM

rob Well, part of your first sentence is correct.

The rest is speculative tosh, you write as if you have first hand knowledge,- Max did this, Williams did that.

The truth is you know no more than anyone else, as witness "just my guess" and "I bet"

rob01

October 20, 2009 7:44 PM
Last Edited 1864 days ago

No speculation on my end. Did you not watch this year and wonder how it all came to be? Honda dead in the water and NEVER able to do much in F1. All the sudden we have a WDC and constructors championship in hand. All with a driver who has been a mid to rear packer since coming to F1. It was all the help Max could provide. And look now. Brawn is on top and the team will survive. It worked. Do you really believe that Ferrari and McL missed a 15 year old loophole. If you believe that I got the Golden Gate bridge for sale.

rob01

October 20, 2009 7:57 PM

That's all you can come up with. You no nothing. Continue cheering from the side lines for your favorite driver. Fanboy opinion is all you have. Read and keep up with the sport so you can become informed. There are at least 10 sites speaking my words.

yawn - Unregistered

October 20, 2009 10:02 PM

Well Rob01 you obviously did not take my toothpick advice. Or maybe you did because your comments as usual are out in never never land. I hope your mom knows you are on the computer.Once again you tell us other sites are "speaking your words", just like your comment that Sebastian Vettel was saying the same as you. You read so much stuff you cant even form your own opinion. You are such a self important windbag.

andrew mac

October 20, 2009 10:40 PM

And another thread decends into a petty slagging match. I think it is fair to say that everyone has their own opinion on the diffuser/Mosley/FIA etc scenario which is fair enough BUT as the actual real truth is not known, there is no right or wrong answer or opinion that anyone here can arrive at. Personnally I don't buy the stuff that rob is writing as it is all just to convienient but I suppose the truth will eventually come out in the wash.

yawn - whilst you disagree with rob which is upto you and is your right, perhaps you should refrain from personnal insults as you have no idea who you are responding to and may cause offense when you think you are making an of teh cuff remark.

Alan D - Unregistered

October 20, 2009 10:42 PM

Rob, there is a big hole in your FIA gift theory. If the FIA was doing that then they'd have gifted the diffuser to Honda and stopped them pulling out of F1 in the first place and avoided the funding crisis which the Honda pull-out precipitated. Giving it to Brawn after Honda has gone is pointless. I don't know why the FIA felt it didn't need to clarify the meaning of the regulations, or why Renault were told the double diffuser was illegal when they asked, but I don't think your conspiracy theory holds up.

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