If near the end of the Hockenheim Grand Prix Jenson was leading a McLaren 1-2, with both showing equal pace, would McLaren ask Jenson to move over?
McLaren (regardless of what you think about their other driver lineups) have during the Jenson's tenure maintained a policy of equality which means that
as long as both drivers are mathematically in the hunt for the World Drivers Championship both will be given equal treatment and not made subordinate to the other. With Jenson 79 points off the lead, but not mathematicallyout of the championship, would they ask him to move over? This first question asks for an objective answer based on the information you know about the team.
The second question is a much more subjective one, if the scenario above were to arise should they ask him to move over?
Jenson, while a long shot, still has a chance at the WDC and should be given it.
If Lewis wants the win he should pass him on track without assistance
It might tarnish McLaren as it did with Ferrari two years ago (rightly or wrongly)
Likely to negatively impact on Button's confidence and drive.
Jenson has a mathematical chance, but in such a competitive environment not a realistic one.
Lewis with a forty point deficit needs all the points he can get.
If McLaren want to win something this year they need to put all their eggs in one basket.
Ferrari did the same and Alonso came close to winning the championship
What do you think?
Edit: I see the strikethrough doesn't work on a topic title
Edited by Kvothe, 19 July 2012 - 00:47.