F1 » Button: It ain't over until it's mathematically impossible

Defending F1 World Champion Jenson Button argues that he is anything but out-of-contention for title glory in 2010 - despite Sebastian Vettel's best efforts to destroy his chances last time out at Spa-Francorchamps...

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Nigel K

September 10, 2010 10:42 PM

Yes agreed. It ain't over until it's mathematically impossible.
For either Jenson or Fernando to have a chance at the WDC this season they have to win at least two races each, and feature on the podium for the rest. A DNF for Lewis or Webber helps, but this is asking a bit much as he seems to be wishing for in the feature.

At the moment both Jenson and Fernando are facing the same problem:
1. Jenson has to be given a car that is the same in all respects to Lewis', and his team must not prevent him from overtaking Lewis under any circumstances. I don't think that this will happen.

2. Ferrari must sort out their aero problems and give Fernando a race performing car. They have been very inconsistent this season with their package.

Both are very technical albeit different drivers,and both deserve better.
As for the RBR's they seem to be the most accident prone team, so it's a give or take situation with them.

Then we have Lewis, as he said the Hand of the Lord is upon him ,so who can

Alan D - Unregistered

September 11, 2010 1:03 AM

For Button to get a good run in the last few races, the Mclaren would need to be surprisingly dominant over the Ferraris and Red Bulls, but if that is the case, its also likely that Hamilton would be picking up second or third places.

If Button won the next five races and Hamilton finished second in all five then they'd be level on points, although obviously Button would have a better win record. I obviously don't expect that to happen but it does show the challenge Button faces. Hamilton won't mind Button winning too much if he is coming in second.

brendan - Unregistered

September 11, 2010 1:15 AM

button proved over race distance when conserving fuel, tyres matter and being quicker late on means something in turkey to be a possible challenger to lewis. but he was quickly put in his box by lewis/and or the team.

but what has happened since every time button has caught him with fresh tyres because of his race long strategy he has not even attempted to challenge his team mate. not once since. not once.

germany was a fine example when of tyres 10 laps or so fresher going much quicker, he sat there.

its been over for quite a while

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