F1 » Button banking on repeat of early 2012


Jenson Button says that seeing a number of different winners in the early rounds of 2013 is his best hope of remaining in touch with the points lead.

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sam - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 8:12 PM

fish fingers i know what you mean about maybe mclaren should have stayed with 2012 car instead of learn new one for one year only. but a major change is front suspension and it is needing time for them to learn how to make it work on the mclaren car. if they had stop with 2012 car design then next year they would still be start from zero in learning suspension. or they learn 2012 suspension was better after all and get chance to change back in 2014.

Ben - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 8:31 PM

I am sorry Bob, but Button had no hand on the 2009 car.
For your information BAR was running a Honda engine when they decided to call it quit in December 2008. Brawn GP was running a Mercedes engine.

Ross Brawn led a management buy-out to take control of that team, in February 2009, which he called Brawn GP. He got rid of the Honda engine that was used by BAR and got a Mercedes engine. Button and Barrichelo discovered the car during their only practice on the Barcelona track in early March 2009, just couple of weeks before the first race, and the car was right up to speed. You want us to believe that you can just take the current McLaren car, put a Ferrari engine in it and all their problems will be sorted? New engine means new configuration of the car.
Button, nor Barichello, who were out of job at the end of 2008 until Brawn GP rescued them in February 2009, had no input on that 2009 Brawn GP car.
Genius Ross Brawn, with all his successes at Ferrari, had used the new regulations

Angelina - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 8:39 PM

@kiwibob

I'm talking about testing in Barcelona. Rubens was not there. I guess you're talking about that time No Grip got lucky and Ross Brawn won him a championship. He beat Rubens fair and square, I'll give you that. But then again, Barichello was near the point of retirement and Button was a the height of his, so you would expect that.

Ben - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 8:40 PM

Genius Ross Brawn, with all his successes at Ferrari, had used the new regulations to its advantage and introduced the DD. And DD was the difference.
When the other teams caught up with a DD of their own, what happened? Button disappeared in the middle of the pack, almost blowing an impressive lead he had gathered in the first half.
So again, Button, nor Barichello, had any input on the 2009 Brawn GP car, may be they did throughout the season, but we know as the season went on, their performance dropped increasingly.

Liam48

March 21, 2013 9:32 PM

Angelina, you're a classic case if a troll! I know you call yourself a Vettel fan but what is your problem with Button?

He may not have done as much as many people in the sport but he's done far more than most!

He may have had the best car at the start of 2009 but he still had to drive it to beat everyone else!

If you don't like someone, then so be it but don't make up ridiculous rubbish as you usually do!

Angelina - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 9:52 PM

@Liam

That's great...I'm just saying it like I see it and cos my opinion is different to yours, you start calling me a troll. wtf. This is an f1 forum where people give their opinions.

sam - Unregistered

March 21, 2013 10:24 PM

"He may have had the best car at the start of 2009 but he still had to drive it to beat everyone else"

not really. he had to drive well enough to beat rubens. at start of season that car had so much advantage it was difficult not to beat all else. after that his season was very very ordnary but helped by only one dnf. that is what button afraid of now. if one driver gets such a big lead, so difficult to overtake.

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