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June 17, 2014 12:43 PM

F1 » McLaren drivers keen to make Austrian experience count

We hear this every race from Mclaren but the results are still not there. This season is another right-off if I'm not much mistaken. I really hope that with new aero staff next year things will start to be different. It all very well RD saying he wants Alonso etc but nobody at that level in their right mind would go to Mclaren when all they get is an umcompetitive car which the team are unable to improve. If and when Mclaren get it together the drivers will come flocking, Hulkenburg and Grosjean would have to be interested of those drivers after a top drive as I don't see any other changes at the top of the grid. I really hope this happens soon for Buttons sake.


June 13, 2014 12:29 PM

F1 » Boullier: Driver line-up not a priority

I have read statements by Christian Horner for one which said that Button would not be of interest to Red Bull, there have been other references to Button as well but i can't remember exactly who. In addition I have never said that Alonso or Raikonnen would replace him because he is too old. The facts as I see them is that Button does'nt have a contract for next season is the oldest driver on the grid and is highly unlikely to be offered a drive at any of the other top teams except possibly Ferrari who I believe spoke to him several years ago. He has nowhere to go unless the highly unlikely happens and Ferrari ditch Kimi (AGAIN) or even more unlikely Red Bull and Mercedes suddenly decide to ditch there drivers. He is at a crossroads, if offered does he take a much reduced offer from Mclaren until they can land somebody else or does he retire on the basis that it would be a bit demeaning to drive for anybody but a top team. Very unlucky I would say that Mclaren have fallen away so dram


June 11, 2014 12:23 PM

F1 » Boullier: Driver line-up not a priority

The fact that Mclaren are not able to confirm that Button is going to be retained rather suggests that RD has other ideas, indeed he has already been talking about Alonso and while it is unlikely he will get him there are several people I would'nt rule out. Maybe Button is just being cute and knows where he will be next season, afterall if he wants to stay in F1 he is unlikely to be sitting around waiting on RD.


June 11, 2014 2:11 PM

F1 » Boullier: Driver line-up not a priority

Not often I agree with Taipan but the problem for Button is that he's old by F1 standards and if Mclaren or more likely RD himself don't want him there is not much available. Mercedes/Red Bull/ Ferrari are all sorted for next season and beyond so what does that leave, Lotus if they are still around, Force India not really a front running team and the rest not of interest I would have thought, it's also true that various people in positions of power in F1 do not have a very high opinion of Button's abilities. It might just be a case of nowhere to go and that would really be a great shame, he deserves another championship but the car is king so it would have to be a top team if he were able to move on.


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.

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