F1 » Button grateful for freedom as upgrade looms

Jenson Button enjoys the lack of team orders at McLaren, but insists sense must prevail when battling with team-mate Sergio Perez.

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Kiko - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 9:10 AM

Jenson only compared favourably because Lewis had so many retirements from the lead and he had a SHOCKER of a season in 2011.

I don't remember Jenson ever retiring from the lead, always from 3rd, 4th or 5th.

Firestorm - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 10:25 AM

Perez beats Button in one race and now he is clearly better than his team mate. Please give me a brake. From time to time Massa too performs better than Alonso, or Grosjean better than Raikkonen, but we must judge their results all season long. Button is a very good driver. He was very talented since he debuted back in 2000 and he was getting better and better. He was very young when he beated high rated drivers in the same car(Trulli in 2002 and Villeneuve in 2003) and he was matching Hamilton in his very first year at McLaren in 2010. The weakest point of Button is that he doesn't perform at all when the car isn't as he likes it. I remember Barrichello smashing him at Honda in 2008 and at Brawn GP during midseason in 2009.

jim crint - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 10:32 AM

@ptolemy - I'm not sure you can describe anyone driving for a top team in F1 as an 'average driver'? You've got to be pretty exceptional to reach this level of motor sport let alone win races and and, in the case of Lewis and Jenson, a WDC.

Until that period in the Bahrain GP when it all kicked off between Button and Perez, Jenson had been faster in every qualifying session and in the first three races. If Perez got the upper hand in the nd half of the 4th race, I'm not sure you can describe that as beating someone up!

bob - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 1:09 PM
Last Edited 941 days ago

And what happened to the McLaren in 2009? I guess you're going to tell me that the 2009 McLaren was designed around Kovalainen and his feedback and that's why it's crap. Yeah, poor old Lewis was stuck with the crap car that Heikki designed!

But as all you fan boys keep telling us, Hamilton can win in anything, so it really shouldn't have bothered him.

Remind me again how long it took Hamilton to put the 2009 McLaren on the podium?

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