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theoldgitspeaks

August 26, 2014 11:33 AM

F1 » Rosberg disputes Hamilton claims


If anybody seriously thinks Rosburg did it on purpose they are deluded, it was a racing accident and the stewards confirmed that. I'm also sure that Rosburg has a point to prove, why would'nt he? he wants to be World Champion as well. To suggest he did it on purpose when it ultimately cost him a win is just daft, no one can be sure of the results of a collision accidental or otherwise and no one should know that better than Hamilton who has a long history of dubious collisions which are never his fault and talking rubbish on a regular basis. Hamilton has been unlucky and the pendulum is just as likely to swing his way as stay how it is. The fact that the Mercedes management appear to differ is not surprising as I believe there are different loyalties within the team, my guess if that team orders are used they will favour Hamilton but thats just my take on things.

theoldgitspeaks

August 28, 2014 3:51 PM

F1 » Button admits retirement is possible


I've been saying this for some time and have been pilloried for my views but the situation speaks for it'self, unless any of the big three jump ship to Mclaren Button might get another year, if anybody does he's out. Mclaren are hardly being subtle in offering Buttons seat to all and sundry and F1 is a dodgy business and when Bernie gets involved in shifting drivers around anything can happen, money and plenty of it talks bigtime. I like Button and for all his faults he is probably the best driver outside of the top three he just has'nt had a decent car. Would Hamilton have put up with what Mclaren have provided without blaiming his misfortune on everybody in sight, NO is the answer, Mclaren have been lucky to have a driver who does'nt have the absurd ego of Hamilton and who has just got on and driven a poor car as fast as he can, I hope Button stays but I'm not counting on it, when you're at that level things can get pretty unpleasant especially with people like RD around, EGOS come f

theoldgitspeaks

August 26, 2014 2:54 PM

F1 » McLaren confirms Whitmarsh departure


Surprised he has hung around for so long I expect RD had him tied up in a nice little legal parcel. RD has had no great effect so far but I expect him to sack Button and bring someone in, maybe the deal is done and he is waiting until the end of the season when the new premier sponsor and driver can be announced in one go. Does'nt look as if it will be Alonso now, maybe Hamilton if he gets beaten by Rosburg, I don't see Vettel going there but Mr Minardi seems to think so, mind you he's always get's the wrong end of the stick. best bet is Grosjean.

theoldgitspeaks

August 27, 2014 5:48 PM

F1 » Boullier praises Magnussen’s fight


That won't stop Mclaren from replacing him if thay think someone perceived to be better becomes available. Big problem for Mclaren is that none of the top drivers really want to go there, why would they other then big money? as Mclaren have'nt had a winning car for years. Honda obviously want Alonso/Vettel/Hamilton and anybody else is just a stopgap including Button who might stay on on a much reduced deal until they get who they want.

theoldgitspeaks

August 26, 2014 5:19 PM

F1 » Boullier admits driver uncertainty ‘uncomfortable’


It's pretty obvious that Button is going maybe to enforced retirement or to Indycars or DTM, whatever he seems very relaxed about it considering he will be out of a decent drive, he does'nt have any money either so it's unlikely Marussia or Caterham will sign him up! Magnussen will hopefully stay on alongside the new signing. Sorry for Button but he has been in the wrong car for most of his career and when he had a distinct advantage with Brawn he faded away as the advantage disappeared having done enough to secure his only championship. He's a nice guy but has never delivered the goods in a consistent way and his inability to qualify well has plagued his career, his time has gone and Mclaren should have the decency to tell him so, so that he has a reasonably chance of picking up a drive in the DTM or Indycars.

theoldgitspeaks

August 26, 2014 11:46 AM

F1 » Button: The best man isn’t winning


Did'nt realise Button was such a Hamilton fan, he had enough problems with him to know better. Hamilton is probably the fastest driver on the grid but that does not tell the entire story, he's not averse to driving into other drivers and claiming that it was there fault and a lot of people think that he is not the complete package, he has been unlucky but that is something every driver has, there's little point in going around blaiming everybody under the sun, it happens and he needs to get over it. The reality is that there is very little between Hamilton and Rosburg and Button should know that, they both enjoy the sort of advantage Button had and need to sort out their problems because Ricciardo is getting ever closer.

theoldgitspeaks

August 27, 2014 12:45 PM

F1 » Boullier admits driver uncertainty ‘uncomfortable’


ghogmk2 Sorry you don't agree but perhaps you would like to suggest where you think Button might end up, there are as it stands no decent seats available in FI and if one were to become available it is highly unlikely that Button would be offered it, Red Bull don't rate him, Mercedes would probably want Vetttel, that leaves Ferrari who have shown an interest in the past. Trouble is nobodies leaving as yet and if Raikkonen does get pushed out he will be replaced by Jules Bianchi. Would Button do DTM or Indycars, I don't know but if he intends to keep racing he will have to take what is available, better to have a good DTM or Indycar drive than a third rate F1 seat especially at this time in his career. As things stand I believe RD has done a deal with someone so Button will be lucky to stay on as he costs a lot of money, best bet is Grosjean/Magnussen for next season.


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