F1 » Button backs Hamilton pace

Jenson Button believes Lewis Hamilton has not lost his pace since his move to Mercedes, and insists his former team-mate will 'shock you all'

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June 17, 2013 8:48 PM

kyunoske. I can confirm that what jim said is fact. there are one or two on this site who constantly equate him to senna (overlooking sennas bad points conveniently) and lulu himself likened himself to senna.


June 17, 2013 9:57 PM
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All those Lewis fan-boys who would have you believe that Hamilton can drive round a cars problems have, as in 2009, been proven wrong...again!

Didnt Lewis Win 2 races in 2009? He actually came 3rd in Australia before he was disqualified

@Richard, Lewis said that he looked up to Senna as hero, he didnt say he is the next Senna


June 18, 2013 5:25 AM

I don't particularly see the need to rate Senna as the yardstick by which all other drivers should be measured. Apparently some people want to buy into his legend because he died young. People need to stop doing that. And no, Heath Ledger isn't the greatest actor ever either.

I think we should wait and see with Hamilton. Certain things can be driven around but that doesn't mean they won't still lose you a few tenths, especially if it's the brakes.


June 18, 2013 7:49 AM

@jamal- yes, Lewis did win two races in 2009 but he had a run of four races before the first win in Hungary where he finished no higher than 12th and he was out-qualified sometimes by Heiki Kovaleinen. The point is that no driver can turn a dog into a contender on talent alone.

@abdominalSnowman - Senna was among a group of drivers at that time who could do extraordinary things on their day. Maybe Senna had more days than some of the others but he wasn't head and shoulders above the rest as some claim. There are about 6-8 drivers in F1 at the moment who, if they were given the outright support that Senna enjoyed, and the right car, would win the WDC.


June 18, 2013 7:56 AM

@richard - it was quite interesting that in Jenson and Lewis, McLaren had two drivers for a time, who (apparently) modeled their styles on Prost and Senna, two former McLaren team-mates.

But I guess a lot of drivers would have set out to emulate them!


June 18, 2013 9:42 AM

Is it just me or has Rosberg's performance this year in a better car shown that Schumi probably still 'has it'.?

I'm not saying he'd be on the podium every race but I think in this incarnation of car and in the current field Schumi would've been getting regular top 8's and the occasional foray into the top 5.


June 19, 2013 12:56 AM

I think he is doing ok in his first season with merc and when you have button alonso vettle all saying he is a very fast driver then i will go along as they are the ones who actually know . Nico is quicker than given credit for but i think when lewis sorts the car to what he wants it will be interesting

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