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Jenson Button says he feels McLaren could fight for a podium finish at Spa following F1's summer break

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August 02, 2013 7:22 AM

Jenson start in 2000

Lewis start in 2007

GP entry: Jenson 240: Lewis 120
Wins: Jenson 15: Lewis 22
Pole: Jenson 8: Lewis 30

In his rooky year beating Alonso already a two time champ at the time and previously deemed the new Shumi in 2006. In the same equipment. Jenson same equipment: Lewis beat him 2-1. If judging like for like is what your haters is in about. On the track is where a true driver show character. How ever flawed Lewis are as a person, he makes up for on track. The stats are there. Now Jenson hoping for podiums and he don't even have the ability to drag that car to 4th.Even in the 1 year Jenson 'beat' Lewis, he got podiums and to the race to the Red Bull's in the year Mecca produced a dog of a car, Lewis got 2 podiums. Lets se Jenson show his driver, setup and development ability


August 03, 2013 8:39 AM

@thepain - "...Even in the 1 year Jenson 'beat' Lewis, he got podiums...."

Well, it's not surprising that Lewis got podiums in 2011 since he was driving THE SAME CAR as Jenson, a very fast McLaren!!!

We've heard all these statistics before, and the same blinkered conclusion, always leaving out the fact that in every year since he came into F1, Lewis has had a race winning car (even in 2009 they turned it around to win). Jenson did not have a race winning car UNTIL 2009, his 9th year in F1 (leaving aside the freak Hungary 2006 result). It's been said before, but where was Lewis' 'driver, set-up and development ability' in 2009. The four races before he won in Hungary that year he finished no higher than 12th!!


August 03, 2013 12:59 PM


Arn't RGT's multi posts are dead give away, I reckon Crash should give us a laugh and show all the names he has posted under.

Or they could do one of their competitions and you have to identify which ones are from Hertfordshire!


August 03, 2013 7:11 PM

Jenson is an average driver magnified by the British press. FACT!

The true talented racer British people should be glorifying is Lewis Hamilton. But they hate him for whatever reason.

We outside Britain know he is currently one of the best drivers on the Grid - and the fastest.

Jenson is overrated.


August 03, 2013 8:01 PM

When is a drive a great drive? Is it when a driver gets pole and storms away and wins by a mile, race after race? Or is it when a driver drives an ok or poor car and takes it from say 14th position to 4th or 3rd by the end of the race? Does F1 as a sport really allow us to measure who is a truly great driver? Can it? Do we not bandy the word "great" around too much? Does a driver not need to win 2, 3 or even 4 WDCs to be considered great?

Is it possible that this kind of question can be possibly addressed and analysed objectively from an F1 point of view as opposed to a fanboy/hater point of view?

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