F1 » No bright side to Canada for Button

Try as he might, Jenson Button couldn't find an upside to his dismal Canadian GP weekend which saw him slide backwards during the race to a disappointing 16th place finish.

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June 11, 2012 11:36 AM

Nice to see it bothers you Jenson.

But this is a TERRIBLE run after a great start to the year. I was highly critical of Hami last year, and now it is tim for you to pull finger... There is something not working in your side of the garage, but you need to sort it out as it is getting worse and worse...



June 11, 2012 11:37 AM

Another bad race weekend for Jenson. He's going to have to dig deep to find out why he's having all sorts of problems with the car. Its a real shame because he should be up there with Fernando, Lewis and Sebastian fighting for championship points not fighting his way through back markers.


June 11, 2012 12:09 PM

A few races back, BBC pundit Maurice Hamilton stated that any driver unable to qualify within 0.25s of his team mate was on 'borrowed time', I think he was reffering to Bruno Senna and Felipe Massa after the Spanish GP, problem is that now the field is so close, a quarter second gap can be filled with as much as five cars. I don't think JB is on borrowed time, but it would be interesting to hear Maurice Hamiltons views on JB's current plight.

190mph - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 12:19 PM

Button need only look into a mirror to see what the problem is. A truely embarassing performance from Button.

Sergio Perez - Starts 15th Finishes 3rd!

Jensen Button - Starts 10th Finishes 16th and lapped!!

Pathetic, just pathetic.

Merlin - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 12:45 PM

I think that not being able to run in FP1 and FP2, really hurt is set up. He was using a new suspension system which would have worked if properly set up, but in the race it only succeeded in chewing away at his left rear tyre.

He'll be back.

wjpbill - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 12:45 PM

It all started going wrong after the Mugello tests and associated changes. The team should have let both Button and Hamilton go to the tests.

It doesn't seem to affect Hamilton as much but Button has a very different style to many other drivers. I suspect the car is much snappier at the front end now which suits Hamilton but not Button.


June 11, 2012 12:49 PM

And this is a car that Button yelled to everyone that he had creative control from the drivers side of things last year. He bragged on how the whole team was melding around him and that most of the input was coming from his side of the garage. He must be dizzy by now. Four races and two points. Who does he think he is? Massa.

oldtimer - Unregistered

June 11, 2012 12:56 PM

There is no easy answer to Button's problems and if there was McClaren would have found it by now. He has always been very sensitive to set up and tyre choice and even in his championship winning year he faded away alarmingly after mid season. In short the problem is Button not the car, after all Hamilton won the race with it so it can't be too bad. I would imagine that Ron Dennis is wondering if they made the right choice in signing Button for several years and his recent presence at races again suggests that he is not happy with the way things are at present. If Button cannot get sorted there is one very swift answer and that is to put someone else in the car to see what they can do. In addition it would now make a great deal of sense to formally make Hamilton No1 and ask either Button if he improves or one ot their test drivers to back him up at all times. The championship has gone for Button and his time at McClaren will surely go the same way unless he cannot produce some drives w

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