F1 » Team orders not in teams' interests, claims Button

Jenson Button has spoken out against the possibility of allowing team orders back into F1, claiming it could force him to curtail his career.

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Alan D - Unregistered

September 11, 2010 1:05 PM

Here's a hypothetical. Suppose its the last lap of the last race of the season and Mclaren are leading the WCC and Button is leading the WDC but both Mclarens have crashed out on lap 1. Webber needs at least 2nd place to win the WDC and RBR need at least 1st and 3rd to win the WCC. Suppose that Vettel is leading the race 10 seconds ahead of Massa who is 10 secs ahead of Webber.

1) 1st and 3rd for Red Bull gives RBR the WCC but 3rd place for MW means Button wins the WDC.

2) If Vettel slows down enough to let both Massa and Webber past then 2nd place for Webber gives him the WDC but then Mclaren wins the WCC.

If you were the RBR team boss, what call would you be making? Would you go for the WCC or the WDC? Try to ignore personal feelings for or against individual drivers.


September 11, 2010 1:08 PM

A big Nyeh to all the armchair experts who keep telling us that team orders manipulating race results are essential and that nobody who knows anything would say otherwise. We now have definitive statements proving that the last two champions are dead set against the practice, and can also deduce that logically McLaren are not doing it and haven't been doing it for the last couple of years. Nyeh Nyeh Nyeh!


September 11, 2010 2:12 PM

beeflin. i assume that you are being sarcastic. if not, have you been watching f1 in the last two years?

alan. i wouldnt worry about hypothetical situations. just enjoy the racing (or what passes as racing)

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