F1 » Button worried by lack of McLaren pace

Jenson Button might have won last year's Australian GP, but on Friday he couldn't even crack the top ten at the end of free practice.

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JH - Unregistered

March 15, 2013 7:39 PM
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Ok, I have to admit that I'm really not a Hamilton fan. But to all of you who are totally blind to the fact that he indeed is a tremendously talented driver, shut the f**k up. Yes, Button is a nice guy, we like that. Cudos to him for being such a polite and well-behaved gentleman. And yes, Hamilton behaves like a spoiled brat (at least) half of the time... But you know what? So did Senna. So does Alonso. So does Kimi (my personal favorite). Get over it. Why not chill a bit, at least until the race is finished.

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March 15, 2013 7:53 PM

Hello Richard, I'm sure from our previous exchanges you know what I meant in reference to McLaren's position in the pecking order. After all being a team with an immaculate racing pedigree they can't afford to start 2 seconds off the pace and then play catch up. They need to be ready to go from the starting blocks. The season as you so eloquently put it may in reality begin when the teams get back to the European races but as you well know, what is the point of handing you rivals this type of advantage only to play catch up for the remainder of the season or at least a major part of the season.


March 15, 2013 8:38 PM

salan. there are other cars that are more than 2 secs off the pace. but dont forget, that was practice, and there were serious degradation problems with the soft tyre. in other words, race pace on mediums could result in a total change. and again, the ftd today will be bettered by 1.5 secs or more, in quali.

there are a number of cars that can put in one fast lap on softs, but these softs had only one lap to perform, and even then, some were going off at the end of their fast lap. when the softs are used in the race, times will be nowhere near what was achieved today, as cars struggle to make them last.

currently, i would not rule out any car in the top five teams, and i see that ferdi agrees!

Horner loves lulu - Unregistered

March 15, 2013 8:52 PM

Here we go again, the inability of one of the most experienced f1 drivers to drive around a problem i can just imagine Ron asking for his golden boy back the one who does not need the car to be perfect to get something out of a f1 machine.

Leon - Unregistered

March 15, 2013 8:55 PM

the font end of the mcLaren appears much too rigid causing bouncing entering corners. maybe this is to enable their particular aerodynamics to work. all the quick cars have quite good compliance with the track surface. mclaren would only have half of that.
what does everyone think about this?


March 15, 2013 9:16 PM

O.K Richard I can see we are not going to see eye to eye on this one so I'll let it go. Suffice to say that even the drivers foresee difficulty in qualifying for Q3. If that comes from the drivers then it doesn't bode well for the team especially MW as ultimately the buck stops with him. I don't want to make excuses for any team who are not where they need to be. As a consequence I'm sure MW is feeling the pressure before we have even begun the first race. Fans are wondering what the heck is it with this team nowadays McLaren's domination is on the decline especially while MW has been in charge.

Daniel - Unregistered

March 15, 2013 9:29 PM

Mclaren will not be as strong this year with out Lewis, I'm sorry Jenson Lewis would have won the title with ease. If the car would of been realisable.

rob01 - Unregistered

March 15, 2013 9:32 PM

i agree Richard....the race could provide a whole new outlook on the pecking order. one fast lap is not a true indicator of who has the best car. Lewis could qualify 4and by lap8 be in eighth.

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