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Jenson Button says he would have struggled to beat Lewis Hamilton without

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Lewis the great - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 10:40 AM

Button is a world champion and a top driver when the car is set up to his liking but a focused Hammi is a bridge to far for Jenson i'm afraid.

And the fact is Lewis was told to slow down by Mclaren yesterday according to the Ted Kravitz notebook on Sky and Lewis said himself he started to take it easy after Button retired as he was worried that what ever problems Jensons car had could occur on his so we don't know how quick Lewis could have gone yesterday.

Sean - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 11:21 AM

@ Lewis the Great

Jenson was closing the gap to Lewis at a quick rate than he lost it ... I completely disagree with your comment.

Did you watch the same race as me? How many times when Jenson had passed Massa did he set the fastest lap? ... its all there, if only you would look.! tut-tut-tut!

Nick636

September 10, 2012 11:52 AM

Oi Ron....

Really? Here I even started by giving Lewis praise for a well-driven race...

You say an on-form Lewis is a bridge too far for Button, yet, as we all saw at Spa, an on form Button is a bridge too far for EVERYONE!

If Jenson didn't have Massa holding him up, Lewis wouldn't have had that gap. And with all those fastest laps, he would probably have been fighting all the way... Then mechanical failure...

Stuart - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 12:08 PM

@Nick636

Nick, not sure Spa was a clear indication of Jenson's pace...especially against LH.
His main rivals in that race ended up picking bits of Lotus out of their hair after the first corner.

sean - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 12:27 PM

@ Stuart ... Are you serious ... As is widely reported, "in this day in history, no one could touch Jenson Button" ... In fact all weekend long. hat sis such a ridiculous comment to any fan of F1 who witnessed the total destruction of every other driver on the grid ... and to discredit such a phenomenal drive by stating that most of the main competitors were removed in the first corner is a total insult.

I wish Lewis fans would stop taking things so fookin personal and realise that there are plenty of other exceptional drivers that have the ability to perform at a level equal, and above that of their driver. It really is embarrassing, and quite annoying frustrating too!

Maybe you should look a bit closer at the actual scoring stats for a start! Alonso, Button, Vettel etc all are all WDC's too!... the majority holding more than Lewis... please wake up and give credit where it is due.

Lewis the great - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 12:30 PM

@ richard, sorry i mean Sean

Lap 19 after Jenson passes Massa Lewis 6.675 in front of JB lap 20 6.87 infront o f JB lap 21 6.673 in front of JB PITSTOP takes 4.8 sec lap Hammi pitstop 2.4 sec after both has pitted lap 26 Hammi running 2nd behind Perez Hammi 10.48 sec infront of JB lap27 9.43 infront of JB Hammi still behind Perez lap 29 Hammi passes Perez 7.5 in front of JB lap 32,33 and 34 Lewis maintains 7.7 sec gap JB retires. So richard sorry Sean the only time Button was really gaining on Hammi is when he was behind Perez after he passed Lewis started to pull away so i suggest you watch the race again. :)

Lewis the great - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 12:39 PM

Oi Ron....

Really? Here I even started by giving Lewis praise for a well-driven race...

You say an on-form Lewis is a bridge too far for Button, yet, as we all saw at Spa, an on form Button is a bridge too far for EVERYONE!

If Jenson didn't have Massa holding him up, Lewis wouldn't have had that gap. And with all those fastest laps, he would probably have been fighting all the way... Then mechanical failure...

Spa was about Lewis and Latham making a wrong choice regards a rear wing nothing to do with driving and then he was taken out but you know this Monza was about two Mclaren drivers driving a car that is performing at its best one could not start good the other did end of story.

To all haters Jenson said he was never going to challenge Lewis for the win this time last year Lewis was imploding not in 2012 it seems.

bob - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 12:40 PM

Wow, a McLaren retires from the race due to mechanical issues and the driver is full of humility and good nature, praises his team mate and team, admits his poor start was HIS fault and not anyone elses, see's the positives even though he walked away with no points and this website is not over flowing with mindless, irrational fanboys calling for Martin Whitmarsh's immediate dismissal and for the driver to leave for a team where he will be 'loved'.

Even if you didn't see the race or the news, and this story had no names mentioned, you don't have to be a genius to work out which driver this story is about.

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