F1 » Button takes hope from Alonso issues

Jenson Button says McLaren can take hope from the way in which Ferrari and Fernando Alonso battled back to challenge for the F1 title last year

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Chief_Thunder - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 11:17 AM

I know u are a BIG Button fan, got nothing against that. U got the right to defend Button whenever someone put a boot into Button. But keep it real, u came with all the statistics between Jenson and Lewis, but u forgot to tell us about all the DNF's. Tell me, and im not talking bout the failures Lewis did himself (cuz thats his own fault),or other drivers. I'm talking only bout the F*** ups made by the team on both Lewis and Jenson. If that didnt happen who came on top?? It's easy to "proof" a point without telling the whole story. I got nothing against Jenson, but for me and many others he ain't a so called "top driver"! That's how we see it, so live with it... If not, I wish u all the luck putting your energie on things that's not in your hands...



March 21, 2013 11:59 AM
Last Edited 936 days ago

It isn't all about numbers. .If it were Alain Prost wld of got all the accolades and we wouldn't of remembered Aryton Senna.

Lewis Hamilton puts bums on seats. .the guy is box office..he's the whole package. ....he's done more good for f1 than any other British guy I can remember not since James Hunt. . .the guy is exciting to watch. .Spa and Silverstone 2008..the then rookie made the best look like mugs...before Lewis the sport was in decline. .falling attendances etc. .just my opinion. .no offence intended. .Please look past the points!


March 21, 2013 1:53 PM
Last Edited 936 days ago

marketc. you make some good points, but how on earth can you quantify that lulu put bums on seats? ok, maybe a few extra brits did turn on to see how he did, but he has also caused a lot of dissention amongst true f1 fans, ( those who care not where a driver is from, but want to see good clean racing). unfortunately some of his actions have sullied the sport.

oh hang on, maybe there are more followers of f1, who turn on just to see what he will be up to next???

i cannot believe that what followers he has, turn on to watch a driver coming 4 or 5 in wdc chase.

oops, sorry, i see that this is actually a button thread

jim crint - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 2:01 PM

So someone who has raced in F1 for 13 years, won 15 Grand Prix, a WDC, has driven for Williams, Benetton, Honda, McLaren, etc, is paid millions every year to do the thing he loves, organises triathlons for charity, is among the fittest sportsmen on the planet, has a girlfriend named Jessica Michibata.....is a joke?!!!

You're the joke Ben, for posting such total and utter ******** on an F1 forum!


March 21, 2013 2:55 PM
Last Edited 935 days ago

Richard. .the new kids don't give a hoot where he ends up in the WDC. .they are having fun following there hero.

I'm afraid where he comes from and humble beginnings have everything to do with it. in the eyes of most of his followers.

Going back to your third sentence. .yes, that is what supporters do. .they stick with them through thick and thin. .so when the good times eventually come the joy is all the more. ...we know he isn't perfect. .who is. .we know is has a tendency to say silly things at the wrong time. .but all in all he's a good boy. ..coupled with being a fantastic f1 driver.

His story is still uncompleted. . .as pointed out by another fine contributor here on crash, Jenson's been in the game 13 years to Lewis's 7...hardly a fair comparison

mark ting - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 5:31 PM
Last Edited 935 days ago

hi all. i am new here but have been following formula1for quite some time. i think rating drivers using statistics is not a great way to gauge their driving skills. the way drivers earn their points often times has little to do with their driving skills. others may not finish, there may be technical problems on other cars, safety car situations change the outcome of entire races. let's just assume the 22 guys in the cars know how to drive fast and that some are more talented than others. the constant arguing about some drivers indicates that those drivers are interesting. markfrankham's point that lewis hamilton sells tickets is of course impossible to prove. will it rain in malaysia?

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Baiting comment removed


March 21, 2013 6:33 PM
Last Edited 935 days ago

This is not my assumptions but of those who know better...I'm sure I heard Bernie E say something along those lines. .maybe not bums on seats but 'good for the sport' which basically equates to what i was meaning in the first place...metaphorical 'bums on seats' ..

Darth Vader - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 7:29 PM

Button, needs Hamilton to help him on setting up Buttons car AGAIN. That's why he had breakfast with Hamilton at the last race.
To smooth over the Hamilton consultancy for Mclaren.. So does this mean all the rubbish about Hamilton not being able to give good feedback to engineers and Button being the greatest now complete rubbish? I do think so!!!!!!!!

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