F1 » 'Faultless' Button has to settle for third

Jenson Button: The team did a great job this weekend and I'm very happy. We really went for it and had to try something different in order to beat Sebastian here. It was looking good, but it didn't work out in the end.

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decko - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 11:03 PM

Superb second stint on the super soft and then, Mclaren go a screw it up by going on a three stopper, Jenson are you regretting allowing these people to dictate your strategy, remember Melbourne last year when you called it yourself, well start doing this again, maybe you might win next time out, cause this team of yours might be able to build a car, but they ain't given you the right tactics. you know you should have won today

F1 guy - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 11:24 PM

We do not appear to be watching the same GP! Exactly how many drivers did JB overtake on the track (during the actual race)?
I mean nice guy but come on? He started 2nd and finished 3rd.

furionese - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 2:26 AM

congrats to JB on excellent quali and a podium finish. when he got to P1 and gapped SV behind i thought "see, he IS the 2009 world champion after all, a worthy one, not a lucky one like some ppl say."

but he managed to finish down on 3rd without him doing anything wrong.. i just couldnt believe it!!

he is a good supporter of Japan and its recovery from EQ, gentleman and humble and i just want him to win so that i could see those who rate him off start sucking his **** again!

Go JB! the whold world wants you to win.

USF1_Fan - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 5:27 AM

I am a Button fan and both happy and sad that he got third on the podium.

Happy because he has not fared well lately and third beats 8th! Plus he did some GREAT driving today!

Sad because as well as he did he only finished third.
Vettel's tires were GONE and Alonso's were just about there too- without the Petrov wreck it is entirely possible that Button could have had the checkered flag.

Here is why: Alonso had done very well to keep up with Vettel thanks to fresher tires and being at Monaco but his tires were about gone and the McLaren is still a better car at this point. It is very possible- maybe probable- that Button would have gotten Alonso within a lap or two.
Once past Alonso, the McLaren (which is very nearly as good as the RBR now) with far fresher tires likely could have taken Vettel with the ancient tires he had fairly quickly- yes, even in Monaco.

So very close and one bad accident means it is all moot. While they shouldn't have allowed tire changes during the suspensio

me - Unregistered

May 30, 2011 9:53 AM

i don't know if jb would have passed alonso but with vettel tires i am damn sure that alonso would have passed him in the last laps and know this would sound like a conspiracy but lately torro roso is playing red bulls game quite often and renault has big thing thing there too, there no way that at such a low speed vitally crash would have been so severe, so once more money dictates in monaco, remeber senna and prost ???? and in the and neither alonso or jb were keen to congratulate vettel, but they did anyway

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