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November 11, 2014 11:31 AM

F1 » Button: Money no issue in F1 future

This may all come down to who Alonso wants as his teamate, apparently he thinks Button should still be in F1 but does he want him as a teammate? we all know what happened when Hamilton gave him the run-around so I suspect not. What about Honda? Button has good connections with Honda and is known as a bit of a Japanphile if there is such a thing. It would be criminal if Button is pushed out of F1 but he appears to have no other option than Mclaren unless he takes a year out to see how the land lies. He says money is not a problem and that he needs to be in a winning team, not sure that there is an answer other than Mclaren.


November 08, 2014 8:27 AM

F1 » F1: We are nowhere, says Button

Bad news for Button and before the conspiracy theorists step in I would say it's the first time Button has had a major technical problem that I can remember this season and it says a lot for him that he is so positive given his imminent removal from Mclaren, also it's very clear that Mclaren have still not sorted the car out after nearly a season's racing, one has to ask why. Is Alonso really going to make such a difference if next year's car is crap too? I don't think so, he will start to moan pretty quickly if things aren't going well and Magnussen equals or beats him.


November 04, 2014 9:53 AM

F1 » Horner: F1 teams not here to sponsor each other

Just the sort of self serving remark I would expect of someone in his position, it's because of people like him that F1 is in the huge mess it is in however I'm glad to see that Toto Wolff may have slightly different views. This situation can be sorted out it will just take some give and take although I very much doubt that people like Horner and Dennis have anything other then their own interests at heart.


November 04, 2014 6:31 PM
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F1 » F1: McLaren ‘learned a lot’ from Austin

They have been saying this all season (and last) but are still nowhere near competitive. Signing Alonso will not solve the problem, that lies in Mclarens lack of ability to design a competitive car in the first place. Two seasons of poor results and playing catch-up and all they can do is sack Button, tells you something of their mindset. I doubt next season will be any better Alonso or no Alonso. Honda will expect much more and my guess is that by mid season they will begin to regret the alliance. Much better to have waited and gone with RedBull who have a far better handle on F1 design


November 03, 2014 12:19 PM

F1 » Button laments Magnussen pit call, tyre woes

This should be as clear a message that he is out of Mclaren as anything I can think of but it made little difference to the results as the Mclarens were not competitive anyway. RD's proficy that they would win a race this season has all but gone up in smoke. I hope Button makes the best of his last two GPs as it would be good to see him go out on a highnote.


November 03, 2014 5:17 PM

F1 » Smaller F1 teams to get ‘base payment’

When push comes to shove Bernie will always do a deal to save his own neck, pity it has come to late for some. In addition much more needs to be done to bring some sort of equality to the whole field otherwise things will remain much the same. Spending more and more money does not improve the racing only the egos of people like Ron Dennis/Christian Horner and Toto Wolff.


October 25, 2014 12:07 PM

F1 » Ecclestone: Caterham, Marussia could miss Austin

Does anyone really care?, it's been known for some time that these and possibly other teams were close to pulling out. Bernie says one thing and then does another, but he's always said he didn't need these teams although he was quick enough to accept them when he needed a few holes filled BMW/toyota/Renault. I f F1 is to regain any credence it needs to have 12 or more teams competing on a equal basis and until that happens this saga will drag on and on. The facts speak for themselves it's a major manufacturers series and unless other major car makers join in we will continue to have a succession of inadequately funded minor teams run by deluded people who have no hope of competing. Bernie should either put up or shut up and only accept teams with the funding to compete at this highest level.


October 16, 2014 3:46 PM

F1 » Boullier wants 2015 line-up to ‘boost’ McLaren

I believe Button knows he's out, his body language and some of his remarks of late point to a man who knows his career is finished if Alonso comes to Mclaren, several things Boullier and RD have said makes it very obvious that the decision has been made assuming Alonso joins Mclaren. Nowhere for Button to go to unless he has a year out and perhaps picks up a second string drive, he would be ideal for the Haas team who will really need someone of his experience, personally despite what he say's I think he's not really bothered and he has no interest in LMP1 or DTM so we have to hope Alonso does'nt join and Button get's another year.

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