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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Jules - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 8:38 AM

Duran - do you even know what you are talking about? HAmilton Vettel or Rosberg better than Alonso??

None of the 3 drivers would fair any better if they drove that Ferrari in Monaco. Alonso is known to take calculated risks and that is why he has been fighting such a close WC with Vettel in 2010 and 2012 despite having a much slower car that Vettel. He is the most consistent driver. Hamilton and ROsberg are not as consistent as Alonso. Not even Vettel. If not for the pace of the RB, Vettel would probably behind the Ferraris and Lotuses.

Alonso did the right thing by allowing Perez to pass because it was a matter of time before the crazy McL driver damages the back of Alonso's Ferrari. That paid off eventually coz Perez took out Kimi as well:)

Perez, honestly, is an embarassment to McL. It is a shame to have such an amateur driver like Perez at McL. Kobayashi would have done a much better job.


May 30, 2013 9:56 AM

@jules, Perez did what McLaren asked him to do in Monaco, after the restart from the red flag, Kimi was the only one of the leaders on the harder tyre. McLaren told Perez that Kimi may struggle with tyre warm-up so 'attack him'.


May 30, 2013 10:10 AM

Hello Taipan
Been avoiding F1 posts cos of the idiots that spout their clap trap...and I see nothing has changed!!
You are right about Alonso but I do believe most championships are won by the driver in the best car that season. 1994 was an exception to the rule.
This also cycles every few years and this season we are in transition with the rules changing and as usual I have my favourites as we all have. I worry that there are too many drivers in the championship that are there because they have a rich backer. I think that harms the status of F1 as the top championship.

bob - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 1:06 PM


Yes, they told Perez to attack, not drive his McLaren into Kimi and the wall.

Like I've said before, his moves on Button and Alonso were spot on, but BOTH of his moves on Kimi were not. First attempt, no contact thanks to Kimi, but Perez still didn't make the corner. That says everything you need to know.

whitew - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 1:08 PM


Have you been watching the last 4 years, button won in 2009 but has not seriously challenged since.

For the last 2 years he has been throwing his toys out the pram.

2012 Malaysia 12th
2012 Bahrain 18th
2012 Monaco 16th
2012 Canada 16th
2012 Silverstone 10th

Was that really challenging for the title. Not in my book.

Your obviously a fan boy. Jenson is a good driver but never going to be one of the greats.

whizzo - Unregistered

May 30, 2013 3:53 PM

Button just don,t know how to keep his mouth shut and stop looking at other ppl that are not concern about him he started f1 in a fast car got a lucky championship because the other team did not understand the regulations when brawn capitalize on it since then he was just as he bagan a failure


May 30, 2013 11:17 PM

Hi Jayne, welcome back. To be honest Nico has given some of the fanboys a bit of a fright, they still like to pretend that Lulu is the greatest driver ever but watching him struggle against a perennial midfield driver has made some of them keep a bit quieter than usual. Which is nice (and rather funny)

Duran - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 8:43 AM

@ Taipan & Jules

No, I dont think V, H & R are better than A. The question is, how do you define better, better technically or better at winning the WC. In my humble opinion, In equal cars, FA, JB, MW, KR & possibly NR, are their own men on the track, come rain or shine. SV, LH, need a great deal of support behind them. FA is allegedly the most technically proficient, I'm sure he is. On the balance of probability, LH with perfect techinical support and conditions would have the edge over FA. However, in variable conditions and events in a single race, FA would have the edge.

Half the problem with you guys is beauty is in the eye of the beholder!

bob - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 9:38 PM


"Have you been watching the last 4 years, button won in 2009 but has not seriously challenged since.

For the last 2 years he has been throwing his toys out the pram."

He hasn't seriously challenged since 2009? LOL

He's been throwing his toys out of the pram for the last 2 years? What are you talking about?

So in 2011, when he destroyed both Hamilton and Alonso and came 2nd in the WDC he was throwing his toys out of the pram and not really challenging?

Get a clue dude!

bob - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 9:40 PM


"Have you been watching the last 4 years, button won in 2009 but has not seriously challenged since.

For the last 2 years he has been throwing his toys out the pram."

Are you sure you're not talking about Hamilton???

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