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June 10, 2014 10:41 AM

F1 » Massa insists win was possible

Not driving like that it was'nt, he had had a number of laps to get by and had failed, I think his move was desperate in the extreme, felt very sorry for Perez who had driven a super race with failing brakes and then gets penalised for "causing an accident" can't see it myself I've watched a rerun a number of times and Massa braked far too late.


June 10, 2014 4:55 PM

F1 » Massa insists win was possible

I think a few people are being very impolite about Massa, while I criticised him for the accident I don't think he has any problems mental or otherwise and if he did he would'nt be racing. As for winning the race he needed to get past the four people in front of him and had failed to do that, one bad mistake when he ran wide cost him time he did'nt have and it was only really the last couple of laps where he was close enough to think about passing, but as we know catching up is one thing and passing another entirely. I think he was a bit desperate, he realised he only had a lap to get past four cars and as Perez was slowing due to his brake problem he obviously felt he had to have a go, no shame in that it's happened a million times before and nobody has batted an eyelid.


June 09, 2014 10:41 AM

F1 » Button encouraged by McLaren progress

Looks good on paper but basically down to a solid drive with an uncompetitive car and a deal of good luck. Mclaren are simply not in the same race as the top half of the grid and it must be pretty depressing tooling round way down the field for most of the race. Mclaren need a huge increase in aero performance if they are to move up the grid and I don't believe that will happen until they get the new aero people in. Peter Promodu I believe does'nt start until the end of this season so it will probably be in the latter stages of next season that we see some progress.


June 08, 2014 12:52 PM

F1 » Button excited by ‘difficult afternoon for everyone’

Button is beginning to look and talk depressed, the car has not improved by any great amount unlike Williams and Red Bull and now even Ferrari. I guess he needs to keep his mouth shut with RD offering his drive all round the paddock. Maybe just maybe Button has something already lined up for next season if Mclaren are'nt going to resign him. Not sure where he would go as all the good seats are filled, maybe he will just walk away. He talks about wanting to continue and still enjoying it but no one wants to drive a crap car. At his age his options are very limited and he is not rated by the other top teams, maybe Lotus if they survive that long would offer him a drive, he's used to driving crap cars afterall.


June 03, 2014 11:06 AM

F1 » Boullier: McLaren progress won’t be evident in Canada

Sounds like he's covering his back, Mclaren have fallen away as the season has progressed which is about par for them. They are a long way off the pace and unless they can find the magic bullet I don't see any real progress. They say that they can develop a car at a greater rate, this is clearly not the case these days as they design a poor car in the first place and then are not able to make it competitive. Hopefully the new people Mclaren have signed will have a rather better understanding of designing an F1 car and the aerodynamics that are required to be competitive, if not I see the rapid decline continuing regardless of the engine or who drives for them.


June 05, 2014 5:55 PM

F1 » Button: I have a lot more to give

I don't believe RD will offer Button another contract, he's already made it clear who he wants to lead the team and it's not Button. Maybe Button would be offered the job of development driver if he decides to retire as I can't see him being offered anything by any other top team and I can't imagine he would want to drive for any midgrid team although he has of course being doing that with Mclaren for the past two seasons. All in all it would be a sad end to a long career.


June 02, 2014 2:38 PM

F1 » Button: Development rate a positive

I agree, however well they develop the car everybody else is doing the same thing. A two second gap is a huge amount to catch up and it seems to me that is beyong Mclarens capabilities at the moment, the same thing happened last year, they started off crap and ended up crap still miles off the pace. Until they get some staff who can do the job for them I believe they will be stuck in the midgrid regardless of what engine they use. In the past when Mclaren had Honda power they also had a good chassis and two top drivers, that is not the case now.


May 29, 2014 5:08 PM

F1 » Boullier: McLaren even stronger in Canada

I see no real evidence that Mclaren are improving, Monaco is not a good guide anyway. Button is very good at getting hard earned sixth places but F1 is all about winning and Mclaren are a very long way from achieving that. In any case other teams are making bigger strides Red Bull and to some extent Lotus have improved markedly and Red Bull have better drivers much more likely to use the improvements to best advantage. I simply don't see Mclaren getting any wins or podiums unless there is a race with mass retirements or crashes. I believe we will have to wait for Mclaren to have a similar advantage to Mercedes with their Honda engines before we see the silver cars at the front again and I doubt that Button will be driving for them then.

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