F1 » Button: Intelligence hurt Alonso in Monaco

Jenson Button reckons that Fernando Alonso chose to err on the side of caution during a fraught Monaco Grand Prix.

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May 29, 2013 8:26 PM

Not sure if Button's right or not, Alonso has been driving for championships for the last few seasons and it's never stopped him being aggressive before. But I would say that Monaco was one of his worst races in the last 2 years. He did have a bit of a car issue but it was still a surprise to see him go backwards, not like him at all.


May 29, 2013 9:04 PM

with the way the race was run with the field bunched up, along with a car that started the race in p6, the risk of contact from other cars was considerably higher than usual, the hairpin was one such place with a high risk

cris - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 12:49 AM

Yes Perez is the who drives like a lunatic. As Kimi said that he expects that when somebody sees him, they should move aside and let him pass, that is the way he passed Fernando and then Kimi. He is a showoff but in the end, didn't even get a single point. He is lucky he has the backing of Carlos Slim, because without that support, he would not be even close to a Mclaren seat, Because Perez and Mclaren just don't feel right. I just hoped they signed DiResta over this Perez.

saint - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 3:35 AM

the great Alonso drove like a rookie & left the door open at least three times.
he has already dug himself a hole, meaning he would have to win the next three to four races to get in front of Vettel (which is not going to happen)

Duran - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 6:30 AM

There are many great drivers in the history of F1, at least five currently, including Button and Alonso and they all have their strengths and weaknesses. One inevitable fact, is every driver reaches their peak. Alonso is now past his peak and would need a dominating car (like Shumacher in his last two seasons before his first retirement) to excel. In the meantime, he will just have his moments and benefit from bad luck of others.

The top young guns, Vettel, Hamilton and Rosberg are as good as each other in different ways and their particular strength is what will allow them to beat another on any given day, should all things be equal.

Alonso, great intelligent driver, no longer has any edge, not sure he ever did, that some great drivers had/have. Some great drivers had edge, but lacked sophisticated intelligence to match (Senna). Edgy drivers get alot of attention and sophiticated drivers can often suffer irreverence, depending on the intelligence of the opiner.

Given equal cars, ov

dd - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 6:44 AM

I don't understand why people are attacking Jenson. He is actaully on Alonsos side! Why should he shut up? he was probably asked a question which he answered. If drivers didn't talk, F1 would be more boring.


May 30, 2013 7:42 AM

Duran, If you think Lulu and Rosberg are better than Alonso and that Alonso has lost the edge, if he ever had any. You either....

A. Didn't watch the last 3 seasons.


B. Are quite simply barking mad.

bob - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 8:06 AM


"As you may not be aware Jenny. points mean prizes. Alonso was playing the long game. A game you've only played once in 13 years. "

Ummm, that's exactly what Button was saying, or didn't you read it? He was saying that Alonso was looking at the long game and points for the whole season, not just glory at Monaco.

Also, apparently you haven't been watching F1 for the last 4 years, where Button has been in the WDC fight for every one of them. Last year wasn't the best, but he's been in the hunt for the title just like Vettel, Alonso, Hamilton, Kimi and Webber. In fact, if I remember correctly he beat all of those guys in 2011 with the exception of Vettel in his MONSTER of a Red Bull.

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