It appears that Jenson Button may be hoping for rain at this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix as it might help the team be more competitive.
“I’d rather it was mixed conditions,” Button told Autosport. “hen we have more of a chance to score points. Read more... (283 words, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
Lewis Hamilton has revved up his rivalry with former teammate Jenson Button by saying the idea of beating his countryman “doesn’t excite me”.
The Britons were paired together at McLaren between 2010 and last season, but Hamilton has switched camps over the winter to Mercedes. Read more... (196 words, estimated 47 secs reading time)
Jenson Button considered switching to Toro Rosso at the end of 2008, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has revealed.
Ultimately, after Honda announced its shock departure from the sport, Ross Brawn led a management buy-out of the Brackley based team, and Button went onto become 2009 world champion. Read more... (144 words, estimated 35 secs reading time)
Jenson Button has admitted McLaren is grappling with its new car for 2013.
Unlike most other main rivals, notably Red Bull and Ferrari, McLaren – whose British driver Button won the 2012 finale in Brazil – did not simply ‘evolve’ last year’s car for the new season. Red Bull’s outspoken Dr Helmut Marko said this week he didn’t understand why McLaren changed so much between 2013 and 2013. Read more... (317 words, estimated 1:16 mins reading time)
Sergio Perez was quickest in Barcelona on Wednesday, but he also admitted that Jenson Button still rules the McLaren roost. Read more... (253 words, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
Jenson Button and McLaren have fired the opening salvo of the 2013 world championship, stunning rivals with the pace of the new MP4-28 at Jerez.
Despite a technical problem, by the end of Tuesday’s action Briton Button was almost a second clear of the rest of the field, headed by Mark Webber in the new Red Bull. Read more... (480 words, estimated 1:55 mins reading time)
Jenson Button has de-facto ‘number 1′ status at McLaren this year.
That is the view of F1 experts and former drivers Martin Brundle and Sir Jackie Stewart, despite team boss Martin Whitmarsh’s claim that Sergio Perez will enjoy full equality at the British team as he replaces Lewis Hamilton from 2013. Read more... (172 words, estimated 41 secs reading time)
Jenson Button thinks Sergio Perez could struggle to fill Lewis Hamilton’s winning boots at McLaren next year.
Mexican Perez has been signed to replace 2008 world champion and F1′s last-start winner Hamilton for 2013 and beyond. Currently at Sauber, 22-year-old Perez has said his 2013 target is wins and the title, but in the five races since the McLaren deal was announced, he has failed to score even a single point. Read more... (284 words, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
Sergio Perez apologised after almost wiping his 2013 teammate Jenson Button out of the recent Korean grand prix.
“Sergio said sorry, yeah,” the McLaren driver told the Mirror. “To the team actually.” Read more... (164 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)
Jenson Button has hit out at those suggesting McLaren is falling out with departing driver Lewis Hamilton.
Hamilton is heading to Mercedes next year, and since the news broke, reports have revealed a Twitter dispute with Button and a Suzuka party-snub by his mechanics. And after Hamilton was reportedly late for a briefing in Korea, a Sky reporter quoted Button as saying his 2013 teammate “Sergio (Perez) wouldn’t have been late”. Read more... (427 words, estimated 1:42 mins reading time)