The 2012 tyres had a narrow working-temperature window, that was why he struggled, maybe if the EBD was still around it might not have been such a big problem, but who knows.
In my opinion shouldn't this be re-phrased to something along the lines of:
Indeed it was exactly for this reason that the off throttle blowing was developed, but that would only alleviate the issue a bit, off throttle blowing gave a fraction of the df created at full throttle, you would still get big variations in rear df.
Last years problems were to do with getting the front and rear tyres in the right temp window at the same time as has been well documented.
'Last years problems were down to Button unable to get the front and rear tyres into the right temp window' (since the sister car was fine so its not the chassis).
Anyway will be interesting to watch him lead the team, I hope for McLaren's sake he comes up with better ideas/feedback than last year leading and taking them down blind alley's and his wacky ideas of trying something different. 100% focus on Button to challenge for WDC IMO, and I mean a genuine toe-to-toe WDC challenge, that he hasn't produced at McLaren to date.
I expect Button to beat Perez easily, no idea why McLaren went for Perez at all - it was a panic decision.
FWIW both have lost half the battles already because they are too slow in qualifying. Beating Alonso and Vettel consistently from behind over a full season just ain't gonna happen, and we'll see that more next year as Button can no longer hide behind Hamilton.
Edited by ZooL, 26 January 2013 - 15:20.