F1 » Button: Red Bull won't have headstart

After a strong pre-season, Jenson Button is looking forward to taking the F1 fight to Red Bull - and, if fortunes change, Ferrari too.

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Liam48 - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 1:09 PM

I get the feeling this is going to be like 2010... a tight championship battle you'll have McLaren and Red Bull up front with possible Lotus and Mercedes and Force India somewhere abouts. I hope Jenson is the 2012 champion, he is a great guy and has a fantastic approach...



March 06, 2012 1:19 PM
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If he is to truly fight for the title to the wire he'd need to get a head start in terms of points in 1st 1/3 of the year and defend it from there, if he's behind Vettel by half way its realistly over for him i believe, he will generally need a better car than Vettel for the majority of the season as well.


March 06, 2012 1:33 PM

Backing up Buttons thoughts on Red Bull, latest reports say Red Bull will almost certainly revert to the old 2012 car because off the problems and limited running in Barcelona.

With Ferrari having problems, Red Bull pulling back from what appears to be a slower car, and Lotus and McLaren happy it's going to be a tight opening part of the season.Problem is how am I going to watch the race.


March 06, 2012 1:48 PM

elijah. the latest bull is not a slower car. it is just that they have not had enough running with it, so they may play safe.
but i dont believe that the macca is as fast as the mk 1 bull, as the difference in times were generally up to .8 secs slower whilst running similar set ups.
but we will not have a true picture for another 10 days.


March 06, 2012 2:21 PM

I agree the McLaren times don't look particularly brilliant but they are sounding very confident in that camp. Contrast their testing this year and last when they were clearly very worried but made a leap forward at Melbourne. I think they aren't showing their hand yet.

I'm not discounting Red Bull, but their plans have taken a knock.

50 Cent - Unregistered

March 06, 2012 2:35 PM

Elijah - can you tell me the time when McLaren was not confident even if they were losing soundly by double digits? I think this is still RBs title to lose and the testing times that are not put in a proper perspective can be misleading.

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