With the greatest respect to the people who don't rate Button, you've really got to fully understand what the challenge of F1 is about to fully appreciate how good Jenson Button is. This is a sport where speed is only one of the attributes required and even in that area he's hardly lacking and indeed shown he's as good as anyone on many occasions. But the sport is not a contest so see who is the fastest over a lap, it's to see who can amass the most points over 20 races and for that a far deeper strength than raw talent is needed.
What really puts him up there is that this is a team sport, a sport of decisions and a sport of mental and technical challenge and in All those areas Jenson is excellent. It is not a fluke that he avoids so many crashes, so many penalties, wins so many chaotic races and scores so many points. He knows how to get it done.
This will baffle and irritate people who can't see past a worst case example of pace. So what. The points are in the bag to prove what I'm talking about.
See im of a different view, im of the view if theres a chance at the championship thats when driver show their true colours, and when nothing is at stake, true champions falter by the lack of competition.
Now tell me, Mclaren was capable between 2010-2012 of the championship in two of those years, what both of those competitive, title challenging years have is the one of the drivers in Mclaren remained with a chance of the title longer then the other by at least an entire race, thats a lot of nice words youve said about Button....................... was it him?
" There are lies, then there are damn lies, and then there are statistics"
Edited by MightyMoose, 27 November 2012 - 23:08.
I suggest the Pro-button lobby stop watching races and update themselves with wikipedia results as actual driving and misfortune and ability under pressure and luck mean nothing to them. <-I suggest you stop the group baiting