F1 » F1 Bahrain 2013: Button, Perez clear the air

Jenson Button and Sergio Perez look to clear the air following the Bahrain Grand Prix

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Skullduggery - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 2:33 PM

What a load of rubbish... Its not about whether Perez is better than anyone or not.. Its about Button trying to control the team.

The way he gate-crashed the interview with MW after the race just so he could repeat his ranting's and acting all jokey with MW trying to make it appear like he had some sort of influence over how the team is being run..

Perez WAS forceful and a bit aggressive in his eagerness to get past but was clearly much faster than Button who knew exactly what he was doing when he ran Perez clean off the track while he was along side him..

As someone has already said, he's not a team player, he's too concerned with his own perceived importance within the team.
He cost himself a set of tyres holding up his team mate who in turn finished only half a second behind Hamilton, Is that good for the team ?

Time he started thinking about the team that employ him not just to win but to do the right thing for them if he can't


April 23, 2013 2:40 PM

Actually have no words to describe how ridiculous you people are being. I know that everyone that bashes Bitton hates him and is a Hamilton fan, that's fine.

Button is a World Champion he's not going to roll over and hand a place to his team mate as Hamilton, Raikkonen & Vettel wouldn't. Before you bash Button remember back to Malaysia when Rosberg past Hamilton he passed him right back before team orders were given.

You guys just contradict yourselfs week in week out.

Hamilton is right for fighting with Rosberg and so is Vettel bit once Button does it you call him "not a team player" all World Champions have a ruthless streak about them, you can't just differ your opinions depending on each driver!

SKULLDUGGERY - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 2:52 PM

You seem to miss the point..
Team orders where exactly what Button wanted.. He wanted his team to order Perez to stay behind him..

And he wasn't fast enough to fight with his team mate, only hold him up until the inevitable..

This is not Button bashing, It's an observation on a driver that just happens to be Button in this case.

tdog - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 3:17 PM

If Perez didn't hit Jenson, I think Jenson wouldn't make a fuzz. It was good racing but Perez got a bi too excited. He does need a little bit of polishing, you could see that in China when he was weaving all over the place. Perez is fast but needs to calm down. It didn't help that Whitmarsh asked him to be a bit more aggressive. Maybe there was a cultural misunderstanding in the word 'aggressive" between Whitmarsh, who is a Brit, and Checo, who is Mexican.

Being totally objective, we know for a fact that Jenson doesn't mind racing and he did for three years with one of the best in the sport. He won some and lost some but not once asked the pitwall to ask Lewis not to race him. They had great battles in the process. I think Button is a fair racer.


April 23, 2013 4:25 PM

McLaren's Jenson Button said: "It's not
Perez who is the 'tire whisperer.' It's the
"If I was to drive my car as he drives his,
then our tires would wear out very
JB said this about Perez (reported on the 22nd August 2012, I imagizne Perez quoting that piece to Jenson Behind closed doors

JJJ - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 8:59 PM

Perez was clearly a lot faster than Button in Bahrain for whatever reason (maybe he set the car up more for the race instead of qualifying).

Button was whining to the team that Perez attacking him was crazy, but the thing that was really crazy is that the team didn't order Button to move over so Perez could have had a fairly certain 5th place instead of a 6th.

Perez already drove right behind Button a few laps before he started to attack. I'm sure he considered just staying behind waiting for Button to pick up the pace as Button was on fresher tyres, but when that didn't happen, the sensible thing was to let Button know he was faster and coming through one way or the other. I'm glad he did and more importantly finally showed some real pace as I was starting to doubt his (and Koba's) real potential after the lacklustre first few races.

Octane - Unregistered

April 23, 2013 10:29 PM

Jenson is a cry baby. always was and always will be. Perez seems a bit settled. and on fire enjoying his drive more and more. Jenson is seeing a Lewis like situation unfolding. you know what I mean .... real talent as a partner. Perez drove the crap out of a few big names.

geoff hunter - Unregistered

April 24, 2013 6:58 AM

Sergio is in difficult place. They say he's not aggressive enough,and now they're saying he's too aggressive!! When your racing in the heat of battle, the meek get trampled! As long as he doesn't put someone into wall or off the track completely,let them race!!

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