F1 » Button: We need to put pressure on Vettel to see if he cracks

McLaren-Mercedes star Jenson Button suggests that Mark Webber's ability to haul himself onto an even keel with Red Bull Racing team-mate Sebastian Vettel is vital to halting the young German's F1 2011 dominance

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May 10, 2011 1:40 PM

Jenson is not being particularly kind about Mark referring to wondering where his head was at and joking with Hamilton about racing for second. I had thought Jenson was better than that.

Horner says they gave away 43 points at Turkey last year. Webber still collected 15 points for third, so in fact they only gave away 28 points.

Tealeaf - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 1:45 PM

As much as I like button and webber the only 2 drivers that can challenge and pressure Vettel are Alonslow and Shamilton, even then beating the fastest driver in the fastest car is no easy task.

Jason - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 1:52 PM

I think if Webber had Kers at the 1st 3 races then the score sheet would be different. Anyway there are only 4 races down with 15 (maybe 16) races to go so anything can happen. I must say if last year Vettel didn't have his mechanical issues he would have been ahead by the same margin, so its a worry for Webber fans!

oldtimer - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 2:02 PM

Button needs to sort out his own problems in qualifying because if he cannot get
on the front row ahead of the others he is not going to be putting pressure on anybody but himself. The Red Bull is the fastest car and while things can change I don't see anybody getting near to the Red Bulls on a regular basis at the moment. Vettel is not making mistakes and Webber good as he is missed his chance last year and is finding it difficult to replicate last year's form. The short answer I suppose is that somebody has develop a faster car than the Red Bull now and not in three races time because it will be too late for anybody let alone McClaren


May 10, 2011 2:06 PM

I don't know what the answer is.

Vettel is in a world if his own at the moment.

Mark still keeps pulling the quickest lap of the race
however that does not bring pole or the winning flag.

No one is infallible and I reckon Mark can match Vettel however he seriously needs to up the ante.


May 10, 2011 2:06 PM

Red Bull is fast car. Red Bull is (this season so far) reliable car. Vettel is very fast in Red Bull (Fact).
Therefore, the only way to put pressure on him is to have equally or almost equally fast and reliable car plus a very fast driver too. Add a good strategy and fault less race.
Otherwise, Vettel will win at least half or more than half of the remaining races.

Robwal - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 2:14 PM

Getting on an even keel for Mark will be hard considering he has a inferior car chassis.
I would love to see the wind tunnel results comparison between Mark's old number one chassis and Vettel's brand new number two.
Also, how slow was Mark's last pit stop in Turkey?

Rob01 - Unregistered

May 10, 2011 2:34 PM

robwal.. hopefully you don't really believe that Red Bull have given Mark a sub standard chassis. Mark hasn't even stooped that low. And you know he says whats on his mind. Good or bad.

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