F1 » Button calls on F1 rule-makers to consult drivers more

Reigning F1 World Champion Jenson Button asks for the top flight's drivers to be allowed more input into future regulations in an effort to avoid too many repeats of 'Bore-rain'...

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Jumper289 - Unregistered

March 24, 2010 1:38 PM

Hold on a sec,the drivers knew about these changes ages ago but don't remember hearing a peep out of them about boring racing in fact all I can remember is hearing is how exciting this season was going to be with 4 world champions competing!
It's all very well bleeting about it now but even my grandmother can see now that all is not well in F1 after Bore-rain


March 24, 2010 1:46 PM

what Jenson is trying to say is that the FIA and bernie should wait for 2 to 3 races to see if the Mclaren is competitive and if Hamilton is humiliating JB.If so,they must quickly change the rules so they JB might have a opportunity to cash in on rule changes.
Jenson doesnt care about anything but himself and his chances at the WDC..
be prepared to listen to this guy whining all season..

bored bob - Unregistered

March 24, 2010 2:10 PM

The years this has been dragging on, ( lack of overtaking ) im very surprised the drivers hadn't been asked, it is after all in their interest to overtake, and gain points, but then some of the things that happened on Mosley's watch,I shouldn't be surprised, small front wings, wider front tyres, no rear defuser, try it on two of last years car, see what the drivers think, surly its not that hard to work out, if they want to that is.

sarang - Unregistered

March 24, 2010 2:12 PM

i think the rule makers would get their answers right here on crash.net comments section.
they would do better if the people who watch the sport are also consulted. but obviously that wont happen. thats not where the money is... :(

Nick - Unregistered

March 24, 2010 2:51 PM

Perhaps is it better to consult with the engineers. With the aid of Computational Fluid Dynamics and wind tunnels they know exactly how to create down force. More important is where the down force is ending up. If it takes away the down force of a closely following car, that is just what they want. If the down force would be directed to go directly behind the car they would still have the benefits but also the following car will benefit and get more down force instead of less! Also the (double) diffusers will create an upward air flow behind the car and thus taking away the down force of the following car. The FIA should talk to people like Adrian Newey, THEY are the experts!

Alan D - Unregistered

March 24, 2010 2:59 PM

Jumper: "It's all very well bleeting about it now" and others

Don't knock Button for speaking out now when he hasn't spoken out before. Someone has to be the first driver to say it, and as reigning WDC he is in a better position than most to voice complaints. What he is saying makes sense, more sense than Bernie saying you can't change the rules.


March 24, 2010 3:01 PM
Last Edited 2228 days ago

He's asked a question, he answered it. It's not as if he is making a unilateral speech denouncing the new rules by himself all of sudden. Ask the other drivers they will say the same. And how do any of you know if they didn't question the rules last year, do you really think Max, Bernie and Toady would have taken any notice of the drivers? Perhaps that's why they have been punished by taking their physios off the grid before the race. Still at least they haven't been fed to the pigs yet. Bricktop Bernie still has that up his short little sleeve.

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