F1 » Button calls on Hamilton to stick with McLaren

Jenson Button insists that he would be happy to have Lewis Hamilton as team-mate at McLaren for the duration of his new contract.

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Dale - Unregistered

October 09, 2011 12:43 PM

@ Arcuid

what makes it vindictive & cruel?

It's the smartest thing I've ever seen Jenson do.
Everyone knows that to win a title you have to be no.1 in the team, & in order to do that you have to have the mental beating of your team-mate as well as with results.
Jenson has seen how Lewis has imploded as his confidence has taken a knock, & he's just won the mental battle.

To use a contemporary term ... "OWNED"


October 09, 2011 1:11 PM

Arcuid, I have to thank dale for answering you, I couldn't have put it better.
But let me tell you that I don't like the words/terms you used (vindictive) such things never crossed my mind.

Dale - Unregistered

October 09, 2011 1:26 PM

Jenson is pretty quiet, easy going, & friendly ... but he's no push-over.

After beating Seb today, he could easily have let the start incident slide & have gone with the 'he who laughs last' approach ... but instead he challenged Seb on it, & he drew a line in the sand by saying "So that's how we're racing then".

That was a very smart calculated way of saying "Don't try that again", & Seb will remember that.

Jenson has almost sneakily become a crafty veteran who knows how to play the game.
Lewis has a tough time ahead.

Dale - Unregistered

October 09, 2011 2:49 PM

Sunny, it is for this season's titles.

All the focus in top teams now immediately goes into their 2012 cars.
That includes driver preferences that need to be factored into the design, & Jenson is emphatically saying "This is my team, & you can come play with if you like".
He's signed up beyond next year & given the team every reason to design the car around his driving style ... & he's letting Lewis know that much.
That's why i said Lewis is pretty much on a lose lose. His options are to support Jenson, or find somewhere else where he will get that treatment.


October 09, 2011 3:28 PM

Yesterday on another thread I jokingly suggested that the only team Lewis could go to was Penske, thinking about it today, there is nowhere in F1 that he could sensibly go (ok, Williams, F. India, Lotus etc but I said sensibly)
So he's stuck, and maybe he realises that, and that the pendulum is shifting hence his recent disgruntled behaviour.
I'll have a little bet that if JB and LH are in the same team next year JB will end the year in front.

Dale - Unregistered

October 09, 2011 3:54 PM

@ Jackbee

He'll most likely stay, but it will be very difficult for him ... but it will be difficult for him wherever he goes.

The current rules dont favour a driver like Lewis as much as they do a driver like Jenson.
Tyre management is key, & it's not one of Lewis' strong points. Drivers like Lewis, Mansell & Senna would have been better during the last few years of short flat out sprints broken up by pit stops.
In conditions like we have now, Prost, Jenson & those sort of drivers have the right attributes.

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