F1 » Button concerned by McLaren DNFs


Jenson Button was delighted to have added another podium finish to his seasonal tally, but admits that his team-mate's DNF was a worry for the McLaren team.

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Jasper - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 3:02 PM

Jensen you dont need to worry, Martin has promised that nothing would happen to your car again.

"McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh is confident that there will be no repea ot Jenson Button's fuel pump problem as it chases a fourth straight"

Angelina - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 3:18 PM

This should be of no concern to Button. Jenson just has to play the team game and take as many points out of Alonso/Vettel as possible. It doesn't matter if your car breaks down. This year you're not in the championship.

Taz

September 24, 2012 3:30 PM

@Angelina

On the contrary, as he IS a team player he's 100% correct in saying he's concerned as they won't win the team championship (constructors) at this rate with a DNF for one car per race.

Shrieker

September 24, 2012 3:57 PM

Lewis has been so unlucky this season. When he could get podiums or wins at the start of the season, the team made too many operational errors. Now that they've been sorted giving Lewis a big chance to score podiums and wins again, this time the car decides to fail. Oh well...

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 4:10 PM

yah, Red Bull are gonna win the constructors title if McLaren keep letting things fall out of their grasps.

it would be nice if F1 had a warmup session where the drivers/teams could do final checks (~ 5 laps, a few hours before the race) before the race to keep things like this from happening. I just dont think the last lap in qualifying, where it really is only one lap, is really sufficient to check off the car as good to go, even with all their sensors and data-logging/telemetry.

ja - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 4:18 PM

its just part of the F1 show to make the season (exciting) cos sky has it now and thats how they work bull$h1t alonso is going to win for the house of red its going to be nail bighting last race crap again, must have a lot of sheep at sky HQ a lot of wool to pull

oldtimer - Unregistered

September 24, 2012 5:47 PM

McClaren have had a really inconsistent season initially with poor pitstops and bad calls on tactics etc and an inconsistent car now they seem to be running into mechanical unrealibility. Until they can get some real consistency they will not win many championships. McClaren are good at talking the talk but need a bit less of that and more focus on actually doing what they talk about so much. In short start next season with the best car and keep going to the end. It's will have been a long time coming if they win the constructors championship next year.

Taz

September 24, 2012 6:42 PM
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@oldtimer

And they have to pay for their engines next year, leaves a bit of a hole in the cashflow. Can they afford Hamiltons wage demands?

richard

September 24, 2012 6:59 PM

oldtimer. rbr has suffered equally as badly with foul ups, and worse with mechanical woes, yet are ahead of macca in wdc and wcc, so i wouldnt be too sympathetic with them.

taz. i dont know if you saw the reports in the german papers, it is said that macca offered lulu 12m, less than button, but have now upped it to 15m, same as button. it was reported that schumi was staying with merc for another year, possibly pending a decision by daimler, to stay or go in f1, and that lulu had agreed to the 15m. whether or not all that is true, we will have to wait for official info.
i reckoned all along, that lulu would not get more than button, so if he doesnt agree, he could well be out the door. i think that he or fuller, is playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship.

Taz

September 24, 2012 7:28 PM

@richard

I didn't read that.

How long was the contract for? the sticking point I thought might be he only wanted to sign a one year extension.

Anyone who brought us the spice girls shouldn't be trusted so I take it all with a large pinch of salt :)


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