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August 28, 2014 10:50 AM

F1 » Button admits retirement is possible

Can't see the Alonso switch happening but you never know. Can't see Grosjean performing any better than the two current McLaren drivers. JEV? Perhaps. But I think McLaren still wish to keep Button but the length of the deal is what has proven difficult. Button's statements at this time might be made to leverage Honda support to sign him. I am not certain why he has the detractors he does because his career to the current time has been one of performing as well or better than his teammates.


August 29, 2014 7:08 PM

F1 » McLaren ‘not in a position’ to get F1 stars – Dennis

Hmmm. I doubt they can leverage Alonso out of his contract but I suspect RB might be more willing now to part with Seb if the price was right. Is Alonso better than Button? Yes. Is Seb? Not so sure about that. Pay Button less? They could but I suspect the length of the offer is the sticking point. McLaren will want a one year deal with an option to keep the possibilities open while Button will want a two year plus an option or even more.


August 30, 2014 11:23 AM

IndyCar » Aleshin hospitalised after practice accident

I watched the crash several times. As it spins it works its way up the SAFER barrier and then over the top. A great deal of energy was dissipated as the car disintegrated from being torn apart. But the driver pod did its job and while his injuries are serious they are not life threatening. I am certain the incident will be reviewed with the aim of improving safety but I think open wheel cars travelling at 200 plus mph will always be inherently dangerous. The time is near when they may wish to consider oval cars and road course cars. the disciplines are increasingly very different.


August 28, 2014 12:41 PM

F1 » Button admits retirement is possible

... and now i read that McLaren have openly offered both Alonso and Vettel positions with the team for next year but are willing to wait a year. I find this hard to believe but it is Autosport's lead story. Alonso I can understand but Vettel is beginning to look like a driver fortunate to be paired (last few years) with an average driver and handed an exceptional car. Ricciardo is quickly becoming the standard. But if McLaren is successful, that would leave two quality seats open and the musical chairs would begin.


August 25, 2014 10:15 AM

F1 » Lauda: ‘Lewis did nothing wrong’

Gawd, why do people bring up what so and so did there races ago? Doesn't matter. Lewis got the better start and Nico knew he would likely have little chance of winning the race. So he took a chance and stuck his nose in where it was a big risk. And he got clipped. In most cases he would have lost his nose endplates, his race would have been compromised, and we would all be questioning why he took the risk. But in this case he deflated his teammate's tire. And so now he is seen as the villain. I understand why he took the chance, I understand why Lewis is upset, and I doubt he will do it again, but only because he has the points lead. We'll see what Lewis has planned next race.


August 24, 2014 6:35 PM

F1 » Hamilton: Rosberg admits he hit me deliberately

Reading Toto's comments on another site is quite disturbing. When speaking about Nico he says, "Today we've seen the limits of the slap on the wrist... maybe the slap on the wrist is not enough. If Lewis has said that it's going to be a slap on the wrist, and that there's going to be no consequence, then he's not aware of what consequences we can implement." When asked what the team could actually do to rectify the situation, Wolff said: "A lot. But I'm not going to comment on this right now." Seriously? Nico was a little too aggressive for a lap two challenge but short of cancelling the policy of letting them race (something Mercedes say they will not do) they would have to sit Nico or something, which would be BS. Set aside your love or hate for Nico and Lewis for a moment. Why is Mercedes allowing either driver to make the comments they are making, and why are the Mercedes brass joining in with the discussions? Mercedes better enjoy the season's wins because I think the team ge

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