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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


August 29, 2014 1:59 PM

F1 » McLaren ‘not in a position’ to get F1 stars – Dennis

Now we are getting down to the real nitty gritty they can't get who they want because the car is crap and Alonso for one is not getting any younger, he wants another championship so why would he go to Mclaren other than money. As for Vettel and Hamilton going to Mclaren just how likely is that given that Hamilton walked out and Vettel is a Red Bull man. I know anything can happen in F1 and usually does but I suspect if Button stays it will be on a much reduced contract possibly pay by results for one last season.


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.


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.


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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