F1 » McLaren duo expect Korea to 'reward commitment'

As McLaren-Mercedes 'pushes the envelope' in terms of upgrades to its MP4-25, both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button remain convinced they can drag themselves back into title contention in Korea around a circuit that they believe will 'reward commitment'

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Mojo Jojo

October 19, 2010 1:25 PM

Button needs to turn it up a notch. He's been almost invisible these past few races.

Lewis, though he has been unfortunate, has at least been aggressive and committed.

Time for Jense to pull away from his teammate on points and go for it!


October 19, 2010 1:27 PM

the time for talking is over for mclaren, both drivers now need to get results to still be in the championship, they have the added pressure of fully understanding the updates they put on the car in suzuka, and incorporating further upgrades during friday practice, so they cannot afford any wasted track time because a repeat of suzuka (finishing behind all the title rivals) could be the end of the road for them


October 19, 2010 2:19 PM

mojo. button has been far more visible, as he has been able to complete the races! lulu may be visible for a bit of the first lap, and then.....
joking aside, i would expect one of the mclarens to be in the top three, this weekend, probably lulu, but i think that their wdc hopes will be nil after the weekend.

Tormo4ever - Unregistered

October 19, 2010 3:38 PM

Oh, please, everyone knows what is meant by the relative "visibility" of each rider. I think Jenson Button has proved he is the World Champion not just because his car was superior -when was the last time someone became World Champion with and inferior car anyway- but also because he is a fine driver. That said, and accidents and bad luck aside, Hamilton has consistently performed better than Button. I think both drivers have been fighting all year with an inferior car. Only in Turkey their car was better than the Ferrari, but anywhere else the McLaren was 3rd best car, and with a significant gap behind Ferrari and Red Bull. I only hope it is not Alonso who makes Champion this year. God please.

Johnny86 - Unregistered

October 19, 2010 4:14 PM

@tommo4 not really.. Its well known that they have the best car in the wet .so in china they had the best car. In canada they again had the best car. Look at how much pace lewis had in had when he set fast laps towards end. Spa they were faster. I also thought they were fastest in Monza because button was almost matching alonso and lewis is always a couple tenth ahead. In suzuka they were faster than ferrari. But they suffered from badluck and bad strategy.

g - Unregistered

October 19, 2010 5:00 PM

Well, maybe what they have is two of the best drivers in the wet, why don't you think about that. Remember Hamilton in Silverstone -I think- in 2008? He put a whole lap on all but two or three cars in a very wet and difficult race. That was supreme quality driving, and supreme balls too, because he kept pushing a race he had already won and risking a lot to prove just how much better he was than anybody else on the track. And he did. HAMILTON IS THE BEST. He should have won the championship in 2007 if it wasn't for Fernando "Prima Donna" Alonso.

Johnny86 - Unregistered

October 19, 2010 6:23 PM

He would've won the title if it wasnt for him choking under pressure in 2007..in that race kimi was almost matching him till the ferrari blunder..and most of the cars he lapped were slower than his anyways. But he did drive a good yes. And you cant say that they have the two best wet weather drivers. Alonso is way better than button. His races in hungary 06 and germany 07 were brilliant..hungary was better than anything that hamilton has ever done in the wets. Overtaking 11-12 cars in the wet in 2-3 laps is unheard of..so i disagree with you..and many technical gurus has given the wet weather car tag to Mclaren.

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