Jenson Button

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by HammydiRestarules, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Olivier

    Olivier Race Winner

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    Darn it. Fat fingers + iPhone = disaster. I miss my BlackBerry :bawl:
     
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  3. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Maybe McLaren will build the best car in the world over the winter, Honda will do one, Mercedes will stick an engine in the back of it attached with optimism and blu-tac, then Button will be reprieved from unemployment and win the title.

    That'd be totally unprecedented. ;)
     
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  4. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Isn't that what I said a few posts back? ;)
     
  5. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Probably, but I don't think you mentioned blu-tac.
     
  6. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    ROFL
     
  7. Road of Bones

    Road of Bones MTC Mole Premium Contributor

    Well, my fingers are crossed...
     
  8. rufus_mcdufus

    rufus_mcdufus Champion Elect

    It'd be interesting to see how the current car would perform with a Mercedes power unit. Though some disagree, I think the car itself is pretty good and could be at the front. I guess they've had to develop/test it with a manky power unit so even they don't know the true potential.
     
  9. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

    The significant shortcoming is not in the area of the chassis, as has been proven in Spain, Monaco and Canada, it is the PU that is not performing to the extent which is desired by the team. Thus, the potential to be fighting for podiums is there, if there were a Mercedes PU in the car.
     
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  10. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    Think podiums is unlikely. I think they'd be just behind Red Bull at full power.
     
  11. Mezzer

    Mezzer A fine chap if ever there was one. Contributor

    Isn't Alonso alleged to have said the chassis is "perfect"? I haven't seen the quote myself just heard it said on US telly. With a Merc engine maybe it could be genuinely competitive.
     
  12. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    Mezzer rufus_mcdufus Martin Brundle said the Mclaren chassis works very well and is amongst the best bar probably Ferrari or Mercedes. At Canada on a power track the Mclarens ought to be near the back but the chassis clearly is helping in some way that Alonso nearly got into Q3
     
  13. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    can you believe its been 8 years since JB clinched the f1 title at Interlagos. doesnt seem that long ago since i was watching that stunning drive thru the field from 14th/16th > 5th & then his brilliant rendition of we are the champions

     
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  14. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Lovely.
     
  15. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    It seems that Button will be racing full time next year driving a Honda NSX GT500 in the Japanese-based Super GT series.

    Jenson Button to race full-time in Japan for 2018
     
  16. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    Hmm so Jenson will probably end up doing Le Mans then?
     
  17. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

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    He’s a big favourite in Japan.
     
  18. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    Good for JB. Wish we saw more of those races in the UK.

    A Honda assault on Le Mans looks extremely unlikely in the foreseeable future.
     
  19. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    hopefully someone will pick up the rights in uk & before le mans certaintly try making an engine that will last 1 & half hours before 24hrs LOL:whistle:
     
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