F1 » McLaren told Hamilton in Turkey that Button wouldn't pass

Lewis Hamilton: "Jenson is closing in on me...if I back off is Jenson going to pass me or not?"

McLaren-Mercedes: "No, Lewis, no."

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June 07, 2010 5:04 PM

I don't think Button did anything wrong. He'd probably have had more pace at that point in the race (tires, more fuel) under normal racing conditions (as in, no team orders) and he wasn't actually told to hold position but instead just to 'save fuel', which is exactly what he did and had been doing for a good part of the race.
I can understand Hammilton is a little peeved though, not only having been told Button wouldn't overtake but also having held his position in China when he could have attacked Button but was probably told to back off.

These team orders are understandable for the team, but it's a shame for the viewers cause good stuff ensues when identical cars end up in the same place


June 07, 2010 5:21 PM
Last Edited 2072 days ago

@andrew, My 7yr old son would have been sad (huge Button fan)He did the native American Indian dance in front of me after Webber and Seb had their "incident". So I am sorry I cannot agree with your "extremely" honest post. :p :)Ed

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