F1 » Button: These things happen


Jenson Button says the incident that put him out of contention in Malaysia was one of those things and that he holds no grudges for the pit lane mistake

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MotoGP - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 4:27 PM

McLaren has all the ingredients for success, but their overwhelming self-adoration keeps them from actually succeeding. Button is a great driver, Whitmarsh is an ineffectual leader. Fourth in the WCC.. at best. Fifth is a likely result.

sam - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 7:49 PM

it does not make sense to me to say they stop one lap short because worried it would damage suspension.if that did happen they have plenty of time to next race to replace broken suspension components. i think it was just to record a dnf to get a free pass next race if need it. right now it look like small points will not help mclaren pair. it is better to put all eggs into getting one or two big results to keep sponsor happy. sponsors notice win or podium, not consistent finishes in top 10.

sam - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 7:54 PM

yak, to be fair by that stage we do not know how much fuel nico had left either. we know merc wanted hamlton to run at slow pace to save fuel and nico to match pace. he might have been running low on gas too. brawn said in interview that he could understand nico to be upset but was sure he would understand once nico saw telemetry.

sam - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 8:03 PM

jim you siad of mechanic who screwed up. i checked the record again and the mechanic on that front wheel did not look at fault. he might have been half second slower than rest but it looked like button released too soon.or button jumped more than wheelgun mechanic error. taking extra half second would not affect buttons race. losing all that time to wheel him back ruined it/

Angelina - Unregistered

March 27, 2013 8:25 PM
Last Edited 634 days ago

@ sam

I said the same thing on another crash page and was then immediately subjected to childish name calling and criticism from the Button fanboys.

The entire incident was completely avoidable. There was a bright red light on the screen for the front right which both Button and the lollipop man should have seen. He lost 2 mins trying to gain 0.05secs. And the funny thing....he wasn't even racing anyone!

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Driver insult removed. Do not use another posters name to discredit them.

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