F1 » Button backs qualifying postponement decision

Jenson Button said that the decision to delay Q2 until Sunday was "the right call" and said that the FIA had no realistic alternative choice.

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bob - Unregistered

March 16, 2013 5:51 PM


Sometimes I wonder how much you really know about F1 or racing in general for that matter.

With the McLaren being a dog, the wet weather would be their best chance of getting further up the grid and nullifying the competitions advantage.

Given Button's skill in the wet and changeable conditions, his agreement with the decision is HARDLY because he thinks it would be beneficial for him or McLaren.

Why don't you have a look at the Q1 results. Both McLaren drivers ahead of Hamilton in a car already seen to be 2-2.5 seconds per lap slower.

Oldtimer - Unregistered

March 16, 2013 6:51 PM

Dear old Bob , taking me far too seriously again, I have of course been following Grand Prix racing for nearly 50 years so don't know too much about it but then I have a sense of humour something sadly lacking in a lot of post's on here. Hope you don't follow England Rugby because you will be in an even worse frame of mind after tonights result.


March 16, 2013 8:04 PM

Stupot---- the problem was standing water . Not just the fact it was raining. No wet weather tire handles several inches of water too well.The pathetic thing would have been to risk destroying numerous cars in qualifying.
You want to watch demolition derby then watch NASCAR.

Stupot - Unregistered

March 16, 2013 8:50 PM

Oh Marbles. Go and watch some historic F1 - perhaps Suzuka '94, or Barcca '96. Now THAT was standing water, and they still raced. If F1 wants to become a dry weather sport, fair enough, but until that day, open the pitlane and let the drivers decide if they want to run. I guarentee you that every single driver would have hit the track given the chance.


March 16, 2013 9:01 PM

stupot. if you call 94 historic, i reckon thay you are only a kid!

before then, races were not even run if a few drops of rain fell. but the advent of tv coverage, saw "run the race at all costs" attitude. and so far, as far as i can ascertain, there is no talk of the race not being run! it is ONLY quali that has been POSTPONED, and the grid can be formed from q1 times or even p3 times. not idea but it has been done before..

but just remember, when you are watching the race from your dry house, that the drivers could be trying to control 800bhp, 200 mph cars, on a flooded track.


March 16, 2013 10:28 PM

Stupot- .I enjoy watching wet races but if I want to see racing on the lake I'll go watch powerboatsYou have to bear in mind that the spray from the car in front makes the following driver basically blind.. As far as saying that they would all go out given the chance - just go back to the' historic 'Canadian GP of 2011 when numerous drivers were questioning the sense of running in that weather and the race was red flagged.

By the way I have watched F1 for a long time and those 94 and 96 races seem like yesterday to an old fart like me!

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