Every driver has his weaknesses but Prost manged 4 WDC's without solving that problem and he says that Jenson could achieve the same.
He said that he should try and fix his tyre warming issues in qualy which is very different.
I'm afraid that's not all Prost said. He mentioned his own difficulties due to his driving style, with an added qualifier at the end of his sentence. You don't bring that sort of self criticism, not matter how objective you are, if you don't think it bears some relationship to the subject at hand. Which is Jenson's issues and how to solve them.
I argued only that if you want to lay Lewis' problems at the feet of McLaren then you have to extend the same courtesy to Jenson. My basic position has always been that we have too little information to argue with the points situation to any serious extent,
No, your position has always been that when Lewis is suffering from issues while in front of Jenson, there's too little information,. leaning towards Lewis's faults (see the points lost thread). But Button's own issues, you have argued, are down to setup and shying away from any sort of criticism on his driving and inability to adapt. You have blamed the car, the engineers because it's their job (but it's Lewis's job when he gets it wrong).
Now, here we have somebody who you are promoting as a person who knows what they're talking about, saying something different. It's not setup. It's adaptability, and we saw this in the last race from Lewis. How did he get such good performance out of different compounds? By changing his style to warm the tires up, and then changing again once they were at the correct temperature. That's not setup doing the job, that's the driver.
Not at all, I'm just suggesting to sham that the opinions of experienced F1 drivers should not be dismissed as embarrassingly stupid. They considerably more information and experience than we do.
Indeed. Prost does know what he's talking about. Which isn't as good a thing for Button as you might like to think.
Edited by skidmarks, 17 November 2012 - 09:39.