F1 » Button doubts wisdom of Hamilton move

Jenson Button insists that McLaren will continue to provide himself and soon-to-depart team-mate Lewis Hamilton with the chance to win races in 2012.

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LewisMerc - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 2:33 PM

This guy is a 2 face person, in a live interview I think with Sky or BBC he said he understands if Lewis wants a new challenge in his career and everyone does need a change a point and he doesn't see anything wrong with it, but for him at this stage of his career he is happy here at McLaren. All of a sudden you doubt the wisdom behind the move?

Nikeros - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 3:15 PM

At the risk of sounding conspiratorial, I think all the hype put out by the parties involved regarding Hamiltons move are a smokescreen. I think McLaren wanted him out. The gave him the option of leaving on his own or being fired. If he left on his own they would cover his departure with the usual rhetoric of amiability etc and Hamilton would do likewise. "I want a new challenge" Ya right of course you do. Leave a winning team to join a struggling one so you can win more races. Very logical. This whole think is a pure bull**** cover story. And so the story goes...

bob - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 3:32 PM

@LewisMerc and all the other twits who just foam at the mouth every time Button answers a question.

He has always thought it was the wrong decision. He quite clearly says that he 'personally' thinks it's the wrong decision. He never says that you shouldn't challenge yourself. It may not be the wrong decision, but Button thinks it is. Why are you all getting your panties in a knot over this?

It's also a different situation than when JB came to McLaren. JB was joining a proven race winning team that is always top 3 on the grid. Hamilton is joining a team that has had only 1 victory in their history. JB is not questioning the wisdom of Hamilton joining Merc because of who his team mate will be, he is questioning their ability to give Hamilton a winning car.

For everyone calling JB 2 faced, grow up.

silent observer - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 3:38 PM

The trouble is that despite the public smiles for the cameras, the F1 environment is an adversarial/competitive one. So any comment made by any driver, however innocently, is automatically considered as an attack or 'a dig' at his teammate.

Calvin _

October 15, 2012 4:10 PM

What he has wanted, craved all along was to be number one, in a team that ostensibly doesn't do number one, number two. He has that now, in his own words, he will be de-facto number one next year and is excited by it. Whether he will be any good at being number one and leading a team is mute, in a sport where drivers only think about themselves, I wonder what kind of team he thinks he'll be leading.

SpeedD - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 5:43 PM

Mr No Grip and McLaren seem to take so much pride in jus winning races. Its a statistic Whitmarsh loves to mention whereas Ferrari take pride in having won 8 construction titles in recent yrs.

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