F1 » McLaren counting on Button’s ties


McLaren MD Jonathan Neale has suggested that Jenson Button can remain a McLaren driver for as long as he wants.

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miffy - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 4:40 PM

They need to ditch Perez and sign up Kimi, he's only getting 3 million a year at Lotus, he'll sign McLaren for the money Button is getting right now.

juan langarica - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 5:14 PM

ADRIAN FERNANDEZ HAVE MANTAINED CLOSE TIES WITH HONDA DURING HIS CAREER AND HE WAS A KEY PLAYER IN MCLAREN CHOICE OF SERGIO PEREZ

AND SERGIO WAS ONE OF THE FEW DRIVERS RACING WITH HONDA IN FORMULA 3

REGARDS

Oldtimer - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 5:31 PM

I don't see Button having too many options at this stage of his career. When he leaves Mclaren he wll retire, what would be the point of tooling round at the back of the field, even though he does have experience of that with Mclaren. Makes sense to go out on a high although it's unlikely to be another championship.

Fletcher - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 8:01 PM

More like Kobayashi-Perez for 2015 maybe earlier than that. Jenson cost too much for mediocre results. Get kobayashi for free and he is Japanese so it works well.

Fletcher - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 2:10 AM

BoB
Getting paid 16 million this year by McLaren for mediocre results for whatever reason i.e. crap tyres, lousy qualifier, moaner, yeah I would say too much. Same for Hamilton to be honest.

bob - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 11:11 AM

@Fletcher

We all know that this years McLaren is just no good. It doesn't matter which driver you put in a car that is 1.5 - 2 seconds off the pace - they're not going to make up the difference.

This was clearly demonstrated by Hamilton in 2009. The fanboys are constantly telling us how amazing and fast Hamilton is, yet have a look at the results from 2009. 10 races before he even put it on the podium.

I don't rate Hamilton as highly as the fanboys, obviously, but there is no doubting he is good, and yet he struggled even more in 2009 than Button is this year. Check results for 2009 Spanish GP.

whitew - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 2:49 PM

Overpaid, under performing average driver.

Button won his championship because of rule changes not because he is an the best driver.

McLaren should have fought to keep Lewis and dumped Button. All he does is complain about the car instead of getting on with his job.

I agree with other people, he has no options, nobody would pay that amount of money for an average driver.

Get Kimi...............

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