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July 06, 2015 1:29 PM

F1 » First lap exit a turn-off for Button

Ever the politician, Button as usual being positive about a hopeless situation, probably his last season as RD wants Magnussen in the car for next year. Button is better off out of it as they are not going forward at all, still on the back of the grid, unreliable and well off the pace, 2016 will be little better and by that time Alonso will be throwing his toys out of the pram as well. Probably better to walk away with your head held high rather than put up with the bull**** that emanates from RD and Boullier. The fact that nobody else wants him shows how far F1 has declined, much better and necessary to have a pay driver of indeterminate talent than somebody who has done the job and still can.


July 24, 2015 7:52 AM

F1 » Alonso: It can only get better

As LaughingGas says it would be very hard to put on a much worse performance than McLaren have this season. Considering their relative position in the pecking order and the amount of money available it will almost certainly go down as one of the biggest shambles ever in F1. Of course they have been on the decline for a long time and have not won a constructors championship since the 90's. Given the amount of time that it took Williams to get back to the top I doubt that Mclaren will be doing any winning anytime soon, maybe in 2017/18 but history and Ross Brawn says it takes five years. Just hope Alonso is still there to get a shot at his third championship as I doubt there will be a queue outside the Mclaren headquarters wanting to replace him and Button will be long gone by then.


July 24, 2015 1:01 PM

F1 » Button living in moment, not thinking about 2016

I rather suspect Button knows exactly where he is going, he's not going to wait about and be kicked out by RD for some concocted reason, McLaren are short of money so it's an obvious saving to bring in Magnussen or Vandoorne baring in mind they they have to pay Alonso a shed load of money regardless. Williams would be a fitting final for Button as Massa is still quick enough to be a threat and a good test of Button's pace.


July 22, 2015 11:07 AM

F1 » Button: Slowly, but surely…

I doubt that any improvements in his McLaren will come soon enough to benefit Button. With McLaren short of money and paying Alonso a fortune Button is the obvious casualty. Magnussen will come at a fraction of Button's salary and RD has disliked Button since the start of his career. Unfortunately nowhere in F1 for Button to go unless he is prepared to trail round at the back. Very sad and very indicative of what is wrong with F1.


July 15, 2015 3:05 PM

F1 » Boullier: McLaren has seconds of potential to unlock

More Boullier bullshit, so Mclaren are suddenly going to go 2 or 3 seconds faster and blow Mercedes into the weeds, are they? I don't believe we will see any of this potential until later in 2016/17, everything they try at the moment breaks the car so I can't see much progress until they have sorted everything, the problem will be the more power, the more problems, they will be forever chasing their tails, also there are problems with the chassis that have gone largely unnoticed because of the power-plant problems.


July 14, 2015 9:21 AM

F1 » ‘Traditional’ Vettel against Saturday race proposals

Back in the 70's I think there used to be a qualifying race on Saturday for the drivers that needed to qualify to get in the GP, at that time I seem to remember there were up to 40 odd cars trying to qualify for the GP. Not sure what this new proposal is, are they planning two races or a qualifying race to set grid positions, can't rally see the point of that. Perhaps one day we will see some sensible proposals to improve F1, not the usual lot of mumbo jumbo we get at the moment. Can it really be that the powers that be are so intellectually challenged that they are totally incapable of coming up with any sensible and realistic ideas?


July 13, 2015 5:15 PM

F1 » Jules Bianchi’s father ‘less optimistic’ of son’s recovery

The sad reality is that neither Jules or Michael Schumacher is ever likely to recover as we knew them so i think it would be much more sensible and sensitive to leave the families to do what they feel is best. There are too many people out there who no nothing who keep coming up with so called information, I suggest that they put up and shut up and leave it to the people that know what they are talking about.


July 07, 2015 1:38 PM

F1 » Ron Dennis brands Eddie Jordan ‘a village idiot’

While I'm no Eddie Jordan fan, RD being reduced to making snidy schoolboy remarks about him says more about RD than it does about EJ. RD has long had a huge ego and may have had good reason 20 years ago but sacking Whitmarsh was just a sop to his ego and McLaren now are a shadow of their former glory. RD is now following Christain Horner in openly questioning their engine supplier. Quite what he would do if Honda pulled out has yet to be answered. As for Susie Perry, she is just another manifestation of the BBC insisting on having a young woman fronting every sort of programme and DC while very knowledgeable is no Martin Brundle. Personally I only watch the start these days as the rest of the races are about as exciting as watching paint dry.

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