F1 » Button: McLaren F1 2010 form 'justifies' my move

As he sits just three points shy of the world championship lead in his bid to successfully defend his F1 drivers' crown, Jenson Button tells all those who had questioned his move to McLaren-Mercedes in 2010 that he has been fully vindicated

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Paul - Unregistered

June 19, 2010 4:02 PM

Mclaren seems to be hit and miss in recent times...
They rarely string more than too good cars back to back...
The 04 car was average at best
05 was the fastest thing on wheels but unreliable
06 was a trap...
07 08 were both very good
let's just hope they can keep a good thing going with the current car for buttons sake lol
When todt and Brawn were at Ferrari all there cars were top notch as soon as the team broke up ferrari lost their way and became just as inconsistent as Mclaren lol :p

FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

June 19, 2010 6:10 PM

JB must be thrilled. Brawn/Merc treated him badly and as soon as MS said he was interested in the drive JB was toast. Mcl have been very fair with him and it shows. I think he's in the form of his career - better than when he was at Brawn. He can't match LH for pure speed but he a smart driver and making a great defence of a WDC


June 19, 2010 8:53 PM

at the halfway point of the season , i thought jenson was gonna have his guts splattered allover his garage under the pounding he was gonna get from 'hami', but he is actually closer than alonso was, and he still looks like he's on holiday


June 19, 2010 9:06 PM

I couldn't believe all the flak Button received when he announced his move to McLaren. Loads of so-called F1 fans inferring Jenson was making a mistake. What an amazing opportunity he was offered, he would have been foolish to turn it down. You take the quickest car you can. I remember thinking "well, even if Hamilton is faster, you never know what might happen over a season. It's not just football that is a funny old game. Maybe Lewis will have mechanical problems for a couple of races? And maybe the McLaren will really suit Jenson?"

He has proved a lot of people wrong, and it's only year 1 of a 3 year deal. Good for you Jenson.

Alan D - Unregistered

June 20, 2010 2:47 AM

Paul: "They rarely string more than two good cars back to back..."

Good and bad is all relative. Was last year's Mclaren really so bad? It looked poor compared to the Brawn but remember that the Brawn had been more than a year in development, was hugely financed by Honda, and had the benefits of the double diffuser. Meanwhile, Mclaren were one of the few teams to attempt to use KERS and had the best KERS unit once they got it working, but suffered huge handling problems as a result. If Mclaren (and Ferrari) had just ignored KERS as Honda and Red Bull did then its likely both would have had significantly better cars as a result.

jasper - Unregistered

June 20, 2010 4:49 AM

lewis is a racer,,, Mutton is a driver....
He has had the fastest car many times in his career and goes soft under pressure ,example in the bar honda against shuey,,,,,,soft in the williams and soft in the back have of 2009 ,,l have seen jensen mutton lay down in too many races,
the softest world champ since Hill and Hunt.....

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