Topic: jenson button confirmed for mclaren

...he's going to get dominated by Hamilton next year

I just want you to know we're done professionally

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Jenson button wrote:

I've followed the McLaren team ever since I was a small boy, and it feels unbelievable to finally be a part of it.

what a load of tosh!

"Roger Roger........thats a 10-4 on the convoy..............[click]"

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zebramofo wrote:

...he's going to get dominated by Hamilton next year

I wouldn't go so strong as dominated, sure he's going to a team that is clearly Lewis Centric but he is an exceptionally smooth driver. There may be times where Lewis's balls out approach allows Jenson to tortoise/hare it by keeping the tyres in better nick (etc). I just hope the McLaren remains competitive for them both otherwise GB is going to end a up a bit of a laughing stock.

Gotta feel for Jensen though, World Champ and told he doesn't have a future with the team - ouch. Goes to show, the team is bigger than the driver...

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zebramofo wrote:

...he's going to get dominated by Hamilton next year

Totally

But F1 is a farce anyway, for so many reasons.

Teams should be limited to one driver each. Having two drivers only creates a conflict of interest. Such situations would never be allowed in any other sport, it would be like having two Man Utds (an A and B team) in the Premier League.

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I bet he doesn't win a single race. The wheels will becoming off quarter of the way through the season. He will fall apart like a cheep watch.

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Jenson is the better driver vs Lewis the better racer !

Would be silly to underestimate either and it'll be a close call.

SimonR

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simonr wrote:

Jenson is the better driver vs Lewis the better racer !

Would be silly to underestimate either and it'll be a close call.

spot on

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simonr wrote:

Jenson is the better driver vs Lewis the better racer !

Would be silly to underestimate either and it'll be a close call.

Jenson is the better driver? based on what...the way he safely navigates the circuit in a slower time?

I just want you to know we're done professionally

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Smart move by Mclaren.

Hamilton is the faster driver, and the title will be between Hamilton and Alonso next year, Button will score a lot of points and could be the difference in Hamilton taking the title by taking a few off Alonso at circuits where the Mclaren is faster than Ferrari, the same for Massa.

I could not stand Hamilton but must admit I began to warm to him last year, he is  the fastest and most skilfull, but still feel Alonso who is always consistant is the best driver in F1.

Quite a fall from grace for raikonnen as well, a ex world champ hung out to dry, think that will be it for him as he is stated he would only go to a team that would be competing for the title.

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zebramofo wrote:
simonr wrote:

Jenson is the better driver vs Lewis the better racer !

Would be silly to underestimate either and it'll be a close call.

Jenson is the better driver? based on what...the way he safely navigates the circuit in a slower time?

If JB and LH drove a car "for ever" around a circuit, LH's would give up first (having also had to have change tyres a lot more frequently)

Raik has already said he's taking a "breather" next year hasn't he? Or is that what you meant. He's a c0ck. Glad to see the back of him tbh

Last edited by roberto (Thursday Nov 2009 13:24:33)

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If by 'taking a breather' you mean, accepting $17M to do sweet FA, then yes...

http://www.luxist.com/2009/11/11/f1-cha … os-not-to/

"Roger Roger........thats a 10-4 on the convoy..............[click]"

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kin ell!

He wasn't caught with porn on his hard drive was he? wink

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define 'caught' big_smile

"Roger Roger........thats a 10-4 on the convoy..............[click]"

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roberto wrote:

If JB and LH drove a car "for ever" around a circuit, LH's would give up first (having also had to have change tyres a lot more frequently)

I recon if me and JB or LH drove around a circuit forever they would both give up first. And I wouldnt change any tyres. Unfortunately for me this is not the criteria for being a F1 driver.

I don't know how anyone can think hes a great driver. Before this year he won one race out of well over 100 starts. This year he got lucky at the beginning, the second half he did nothing.

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roberto wrote:

If JB and LH drove a car "for ever" around a circuit, LH's would give up first (having also had to have change tyres a lot more frequently)

What a rediculous point. By that logic I'm a much better driver than the pair of them cos if I was driving a formula 1 car I'd be going some 50miles an hour and cruising round corners using no brakes.
Formula 1 is about being the fastest.

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you fucking morons, what's the point of having a discussion if you're a)not reading what I'm putting in the first place or b) deliberately ignoring the blatant point I'm making? fuck the pair of you I'm only going to post about charlie fucking may from now on.

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I see your point. That being that Hamilton can't be the better driver cos he gets more out of the car.

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chunky wrote:

I don't know how anyone can think hes a great driver. Before this year he won one race out of well over 100 starts. This year he got lucky at the beginning, the second half he did nothing.

Well said.

Had Button been a non Brit the press/media would have all lampooned him for being an average driver who had the best car this season and so didn't deserve his victory whatsoever.

But he's British. So it's ok.

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simonpreston wrote:

I see your point. That being that Hamilton can't be the better driver cos he gets more out of the car.

dunno I'm lost now big_smile must stop rambling on! I hope they're both well competitive and lick the championship

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I think next season will be awesome!! If ferrari get their act together there'll be at least 5 drivers in contention for champ. When you include the new teams that'll be getting a piece of the action there'll be plenty of drivers chomping at the bit for a points haul.

I think Mclaren will have the form, their consistency over the last few years is pretty impressive. I'd be surprised if we see a flash in the pan like brawn again as i think the rules are 'fairly' similar this year.

The rumours about MS seem a bit random but i'd love to see him come back, even though i'm not really a fan of his.

only something like 4 months to go!!

It would have been interesting to see if Jenson was pushed... I bet he was...

I wonder who the brawn drivers will be?

"Roger Roger........thats a 10-4 on the convoy..............[click]"

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Schumacher racing for Mercedes next season.

Bring it on!!

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ukhursty wrote:

Schumacher racing for Mercedes next season.

Bring it on!!

Not (yet) true: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsp … 368107.stm

WRT Button joining Mclaren, Hamilton will pee all over him...

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bump tongue

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Bah. Button won thanks to McLaren getting the call on Hamilton's tyres wrong.

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simonpreston wrote:

Bah. Button won thanks to McLaren getting the call on Hamilton's tyres wrong.

I'm pretty sure its the drivers who call the tyres not the team