Again, way too much reading into it. Of course subconsciously Jenson does believe himself to be the senior and superior driver. No doubt about that, and in fact Whitmarsh and Michael bang on about that very thing every second interview. Also Jenson did say along the lines of "he hit me up the back" and followed it up with "calm him down". Of course he wanted the team to tell Checo to stop fighting so hard.
Look at Vettel in Malaysia with "get him out of the way" about Webber. Those words, and more importantly his tone, was utterly dismissive that he may as well replaced "him" with "cucumber". Even Nico in the same race said to Brawn quite dismissively that he "can go much faster", "he's too slow" than Hamilton.
Jenson's behaviour in the car, in the heat of battle, was no surprise. Nor does it need to be analysed to death. His Sky interview was far more embarrassing for him.
Yeah but what they say is less important than the facts we have at hand. You, me Jenson and the wall all knew Macca wasn't going to heed Jenson's command - just as Vettel knew the team wasn't going to tell Mark to get anywhere - and Nico knew he was fighting a losing battle from his first plea.
The point is, we can't pretend Jenson believed that Macca was going to change its entire philosophy in the heat of the moment...
He was just a adrenaline rushed driver, full of demands he knew would never be heeded. Happens every Sunday somewhere along the grid...
Also, how did Button embarrass himself in the interview afterward? I thought it was funny. I mean, as a Checo fan, I thought Button forgot a few of his own wrongs - but I had no expectation that he would stand there admitting them. He was just making us laugh... He knows we know you don't run a driver off the road - especially his teammate. Checo too knows he should not crash - especially into his teammate - but in his interview, I didn't expect him to discuss it, and he didn't. No biggie.
Edited by bourbon, 03 May 2013 - 06:40.