F1 » Relieved Whitmarsh hails classy Button

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh had been spending most of the Spanish GP weekend fearing the worst, so he was a very relieved man to get both cars home in the points.

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May 13, 2013 9:49 AM

perez exited the pit lane from his final pitstop 10 seconds behind rosberg, with ten laps to go he had caught the tyre nursing button and was less than six seconds behind rosberg, and that was it. the two cars ahead were coincidentaly mercedes powered cars and due to pandering to drivers missed out (again)

Arthur - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 10:21 AM

Jenson drove a good race. The car is a dog, and there is no point in flinging it all over the track to try and a gain faster times, it would simply end up in gravel. I don't understand the vitriol directed towards Jenson in certain quarters, it says more about them than him.
He is a consummate driver and tactician, cool headed and a great ambassador for the sport. Of course he praised the car at the launch, what did anyone expect? He is PAID to be a team player, through thick and thin, and does it very well.
Give him a competitive car and he will win races, simple as that.

Firestorm - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 10:50 AM

I agree that Jenson did a very good job yesterday but this would be the race that McLaren would turn their fortunes. Maybe they have improved a bit but they still are miles behind to the front-runners. Last year Ferrari started their recovery in Spain, Alonso started and finished second. I don't see McLaren finishing on the podium at least until Silverstone or maybe at Hungaroring. They don't have any chance to win any title this year but at least they should finish fourth and not to far behind Red Bull, Ferrari or Lotus in the final standings. And for the sake of McLaren legacy...Button or Perez, one of you must win at least one race please!

Tealeaf - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 12:08 PM

Well just put it this way both Mclarens did a much better job than Sham in a faster Mercedes and as goes for team orders, Whitless said thewy didn't and as someone says Perez tyres were ruined anyway, but even if it was team orders so what? none of you complain when Rosberg is told to stay behind that slow Sham, or is the double standards coming out again?


May 13, 2013 12:44 PM

Watched in on the Beeb yesterday for a change....Eddie Jordan made me chuckle when interviewing Whitmarsh "So Martin, if Mclaren were a premiership football team, wouldn't you have been sacked by now?"

In fairness to Whitmarsh he responded well and even resisted the urge to **** Jordan oops upside the head, say oops upside the head :)

DC on the other hand was the opposite to Jordan's sledgehammer approach and got some good detail off of Ross Brawn.

As a fan from her GP days i am incredibly disappointed with Suzi Perry though. Asks questions then fails to listen to the answer and her "interview" with Bernie was painful to watch.....

oldtimer - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 1:43 PM

It's fine praising "classy Button" but what about trying to sort out the horrific mess he's in. Come the last race of the season is he still going to be saying that was great we got some points, I have a nasty feeling that's exactly what's going to happen.

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