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Jenson Button: We need to look at those elements that are potentially working and those that are not helping the overall car balance

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F1 Rules! - Unregistered

May 10, 2013 8:54 PM

Quote Checo --

"Once we get a better grip on our understanding of the correlation, I think we'll start making bigger steps. Over the next few races, hopefully we can make more progress.”

That may well be true, but by then, Vettel will be long gone

Gazza1JB

May 10, 2013 9:59 PM

Without dowt, thats end of season for Mclaren, they are further behind the Top 4 teams than there were a race or 2 ago pathetic performance!
Time to concentrate on next season with a clean sheet of paper excluding all the crap they put on this car, Massively disappointed Jenson & Mclaren fan :(

Rt - Unregistered

May 11, 2013 5:57 AM

I'm not a Mclaren fan but I really think they should scrap the 28 and go back to last year's 27. Say they do figure this car out. By that time, they will have no chance to fight for any championship. If they went back to the old car, they would instantly be up in the top 2-4. Sometimes you just have to swallow your pride and admit you built a crap car. At least switch back from pullrod to pushrod suspension. That is what is causing all of this. Look hoe long it took Ferrari to perfect it. This year they finally have it. The benefits are so miniscule but getting it wrong shows how bad it can get.

oldtimer - Unregistered

May 11, 2013 7:28 AM

They certainly don't appear to be heading in the right direction and are still a second and a half of the pace in practice. Looks like this car will go down as the worst that Mclaren have ever produced. Too late I would have thought to go back to last year's as well even if it did produce an improvement. Looks like it's time to concentrate on next years car and attempt to get that right, another bad car and heads would need to roll. I can't understand how a team with so much money and talent available can get it so wrong. I wonder if Button has a get out clause but where would he go?

rexxy - Unregistered

May 11, 2013 8:49 AM

haha..who wants button..may be canterham...he's too slow qualifier n developer...no fast teams wants him.when fresh n fast guys lik hulk,bianchi around..

F1 Rules! - Unregistered

May 11, 2013 9:03 AM

These are totally neutral and objective views of mine....

On a team level, when will teams realise that if they want to take the titles away from Red Bull, they need to hit the ground running on day 1?? THe drivers must be so frustrated! If you read Checo's comment above, no top team has the luxury of "hopefully " making more progress "in a few races time"! Red Bull will be out of sight by then! At least Ferrari and Lotus are making a go of it....

On a driver level, we can look back now and see why/how Lewis must have been so frustrated at times, wanting to take the fight to Vettel and when speaking to the press about "the guys at the factory" and praising them through gritted teeth! The only thing was he let it slip publicly at times and got criticised by everyone for "blaming" the team.

bob - Unregistered

May 11, 2013 9:33 AM

@rexxy

Button's a slow developer? What, as opposed to Hamilton?

Yeah, Hamilton is the best developer out there! Since he's been with Mercedes, they've been getting worse and worse every race. Shouldn't they be getting better with the mighty development driver Hamilton?

And do we even need to mention how long it took McLaren to build a decent car capable of getting on the podium in 2009 under Hamilton's development?

Give me a break!

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