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Jenson Button: Our pace at Hockenheim gives us cause for encouragement.

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fasterfaster - Unregistered

July 26, 2012 12:26 AM

Liam
I have a theory that the haters are really Millwall football supporters, hence all the hate, and they are just jealous of Jens and all he has achieved. None of them will ever achieve anything worthwhile so they are frustrated and just hate anyone who has done well.
What makes it worse for them is that Jens is a credit to the sport and a gentleman.
Who says nice guys don't win?

Taipan

July 26, 2012 12:29 AM

So Button is the worst ever WDC?

Yet Lulu the epic hero, awesome super talent, best overtaker, latest braker, fastest in F1, Senna incarnate has only scored 7 (that's SEVEN) more points than him in the last 2 and a half years. That doesn't quite add up for me...

Let me ask a serious question here, does F1 really need the sort of "fans" that Lulu brings to this fine sport?

rob01

July 26, 2012 12:30 AM

Sadly the real banging on Button happens mainly on these boards. Jenson is the leading f1 driver on Twitter. He has over a million followers. Yes, over Lewis and Alonso. So if you think he is not loved. You would be wrong.

fasterfaster - Unregistered

July 26, 2012 12:59 AM

Taipan The answer is a definitely NO, we don't need them.
All that hate just creates negative vibes.
I don't blame Lewis. It is not really his fault how his fanboys behave to be fair, but I do think that when you compare how Lewis behaves sometimes, compared to Jens, (who never does or says anything bad), then we can draw a comparison with his fans as well.
rob01 are you a closet Jens fan?
Perhaps I'll have to revise my list of approved posting persons and include you.
What happened to Bad man Jose?
I used to really enjoy his wacky posts...

Jules - Unregistered

July 26, 2012 1:08 AM

Ok, let's be realistic. Button is a nice guy but I would not put him in the same league as Alonso, Hamilton or Raikkonnen or even Schumacher (during his heydays). Button won the 2009 WDC because Brawn had the fastest car then, but as the season progressed, he was struggling because the competition caught up with the development of their own cars. For the Button fans, I know it hurts, but as a driver, he is not great! Similarly, Vettel won races because he had the fastest car on the track. It showed in the last race, how many mistakes he made. He could not even keep the car on the track!

Honestly, Button can write off this year for the WDC. Unless, Alonso, Vettel, Webber, Raikonnen or Hamilton all decide to not drive for the next 5 races, Button has zero chances of winning the Championship this year. He should instead target to finish at no.3 just to save his own pride.

Jules - Unregistered

July 26, 2012 1:08 AM

Ok, let's be realistic. Button is a nice guy but I would not put him in the same league as Alonso, Hamilton or Raikkonnen or even Schumacher (during his heydays). Button won the 2009 WDC because Brawn had the fastest car then, but as the season progressed, he was struggling because the competition caught up with the development of their own cars. For the Button fans, I know it hurts, but as a driver, he is not great! Similarly, Vettel won races because he had the fastest car on the track. It showed in the last race, how many mistakes he made. He could not even keep the car on the track!

Honestly, Button can write off this year for the WDC. Unless, Alonso, Vettel, Webber, Raikonnen or Hamilton all decide to not drive for the next 5 races, Button has zero chances of winning the Championship this year. He should instead target to finish at no.3 just to save his own pride.

chris - Unregistered

July 26, 2012 3:06 AM

hhahaha...faced it Jb u cant win anymore and that previous win was by default...stop showing that "W" sign..people will know its "whinner" not winner...hhahhahahahhahaaa..or change it to "Womaniser" hhahhahahhahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Neutral Racer - Unregistered

July 26, 2012 5:16 AM

'Interesting' comments on here. Is JB in the same league as the best drivers on the grid? Taking subjective thinking and/or bias out of the equation, the stats suggest a resounding 'YES'.

Listed below are the Top 5 drivers' Win-Podium-Points records over the last few seasons, ordered by Points scored. Obviously Seb heads all the tables due to his awesome record-breaking 2011 season. But from 2009 - present JB is second only to him in Wins (12) and podiums (31).

2009 - Present
VET - W21, P38, Pts 842
WEB - W9, P30, Pts 689.5
ALO - W9, P27, Pts 689
BUT - W12, P31, Pts 647
HAM - W9, P24, Pts 608

If we discard the 2009 season (which is only fair to Fred who was in the non-competitive Renault - and Lewis who was in a 'dog' for half the season), then JB does suffer, but is still only one win behind Lewis and Mark (6 vs 7), and actually has more podiums than Lewis (22 vs 19), the same number as Mark.

2010 - Present
VET - W17, P30, Pts 758
ALO - W9, P26, Pts 663
WEB - W7, P22, Pts 620
HAM

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