F1 » Button: Baseline was wrong

Jenson Button believes that his Indian Grand Prix weekend is back on track after losing much of the opening practice session while working with a new set-up that was eventually discarded.

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October 25, 2013 3:19 PM

I would have thought that trying anything very radical was never going to work. The Mclaren is clearly a pig and no amount of fiddling makes any difference. It was bad to start with and no real progress has been made, it might be faster than it was but so is everyone else and unlike Sauber they have never managed to sort it out. One has to hope that next years car is at least competitive otherwise Honda will begin wondering if they have made a huge mistake. The Mclaren of today is not the Mclaren of the Honda years and somehow they have to try and get back to where they were.


October 25, 2013 5:09 PM

Troll, It's days in lieu not days in loo you fool.

The loo is were your comments belong, anyway that's 5pm sod off home, thanks for all your hard work today "serving" the country.


October 25, 2013 9:19 PM

Leaving RGT aside, and speaking about McLaren, is clear to everyone that the Mp4-28 was concepted completely wrong. Its funny remembering that exactly 10 years ago McLaren and more surprisingly Adrian Newey concepted the Mp4-18 which was much problematic straight out of the box. Luckily Ron Dennis had the good sense to not put that car in a race weekend(maybe he couldn't, it was rumoured at the time that the Mp4-18 failed in one or two crash tests) and continued to develop the Mp4-17 and they managed to challenge for the title till the end of the 2003 season. Maybe Whitmarsh should have done the same, abandoning the Mp4-28 after the first few races and introducing an updated Mp4-27 at the Spanish GP. I believe that by now McLaren would have had at least one podium finish under their belt if not a race victory.

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