F1 » Button flies to pole as Vettel and Schumacher slump

Jenson Button was the surprise of qualifying at Spa, finally nailing his first pole for McLaren by a big margin. But the biggest shock was Sebastian Vettel failing to make it to Q3.

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September 01, 2012 2:29 PM

Brilliant job Jenson, champion drive and well done Kobyashi.

Before you Hamilton fans start, if anyone is watching the F1 on BBC Hamilton has just said he reverted back the old rear wing because he didn't like the feel of the new rear wing that Jenson used so it was his decision not McLaren duffing him up.

I'm hoping for a great race tomorrow and the rain to stay away. Could Kobayashi get his first podium and hopefully Jenson can convert pole into the win.

Carl - Unregistered

September 01, 2012 2:33 PM

Its not about the new or old rear wing, its about the downforce.

Button went fast on low downforce, whereas Hamilton went slow on high downforce. Considering that Button is not usually that high up and Hamilton is not usually that far down the logical conclusion is that Hamilton has a far inferior car setup due to Whitmarsh's gamble.

sokudo - Unregistered

September 01, 2012 2:38 PM

My above comment seems a tad strong tbh for which I apologise. I just got out the lap times article comments section which had a couple of people claiming conspiracy and rather a lot of disagree to genuine credit-giving comments :p


September 01, 2012 2:44 PM

@107 totally agree the Hamilton fansboys can't accept that their Golden child made a mistake on rear wings they can't stop belittling other drivers which is very sad.

I can't see the rear wing making a 0.8 gap just shows that Jenson was on form today and fully deserved pole.

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