Ok, is it me, or does Button still seem to be discounting Alonso as a championship threat?
Aren't there TWO
leaders tied on 61 points, and didn't one of them finish 2nd a couple of weeks ago? I know Button said Alonso wasn't a championship factor after his Malaysia win, which was a bit insulting, but it seems the order of competitiveness has changed and Jenson hasn't woken up to that yet.
In the end, I suppose it doesn't really matter if he doesn't view Fernando as a threat, particluarly given their current WDC positions, but it does seem a bit odd and deliberate.
"When different people keep winning and the championship leader finishes fifth it is not such a problem
," he said. "To be fair I've only finished three races in the points, and the last one wasn't really in the points.
"I've had a first, a second and a ninth, and that puts me 16 points off the lead, which is nothing. It is amazing how little points everyone is getting this year.
"I think there have been 125 points up for grabs and the leader has 61.
So it shows you how mixed up this season is..."