F1 » Button: There are lots of positives

Jenson Button insists that McLaren can look forward to a strong conclusion to 2012, despite only finishing sixth in Hungary.

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oldtimer - Unregistered

July 30, 2012 3:12 PM

I find it difficult to share Buttons positive outlook, while he may have qualified better then of late he seems unable to find the pace or agression needed to be a race leader anymore. Despite him saying the car is much better as proven by Hamiltons win, Button still seems to have problems with driving it quick enough. If the car is much better then the problem is in Buttons head and only he can sort that out. He also needs McClaren to give him the correct strategy. Their is some talk of Button and Ferrari, probably rubbish but perhaps he knows more than he's saying as McClaren ultimately need some one who can deliver constant good results and backup to Hamilton, Button has proved incapable of that this season.


July 30, 2012 5:48 PM

Jenson strength is his smooth driving and tire management skills, the thing is his team mate and others are now capable of doing the same job just as well but have natural speed to add to that, and don't need the car to be exact before being able to extract performance out of a car.

I hope Jenson wont become exposed as a one dimensional driver as the Mclaren car wont be competitive in some climate conditions and will need a driver who is versatile and is able to adapt.

I no some on this site and maybe Mclaren to want a driver who represents them who is Angolo in looks and mannerisms but at at the end of the day quality sees no barriers and will shine through even if that talent can sometimes be annoying.

Ginger Milestone - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 1:57 AM

"McClaren ultimately need some one who can deliver constant good results and backup to Hamilton, Button has proved incapable of that this season."

I agree. Hami is the naturally better No.2 driver - which he showed last year.

bob - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 7:42 AM


The criticism of Button on this site as of late makes me laugh.

How quickly the Hamilton fans have forgotten last year.

How convenient.


July 31, 2012 9:06 AM

Ollie & Bob
What do you expect from the fanboys.
Maclaren let Jenson down.............again!
They need a world class strategist and not the numpty who went into panic mode Sunday!

whitew - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 12:48 PM

Its Ok to blame the team on sunday for the strategy, what excuse are you using for the rest of the season Jenson.

14th in Malaysia
18th Bahrain
16th Monaco
16th Canada
8th Barcelona
9th Valencia
10th Silverstone

Can't always be the team. He has arguably the best car and these are poor results.

nonbias - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 12:53 PM

Don't think Hamilton fans think Jenson is crap just that he is not as good as Lewis which is not a bad thing. We saw the gulf between Lewis and Jenson when they both had top upgrades in Hungary and we have seen Lewis handle the car better than Jenson when the car is not very competitive, as Gary Anderson has said Lewis is more adaptable than Jenson and in a season where the Mclaren as shown it can be inconsistent performance wise then a driver who can adapt, is key.

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