A quick info introduction for people that don't know:
Jenson Button is the manager of current McLaren junior Stoffel Vandoorne
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=V5FftmkQ5C8 (around the 20 second mark he mentions it)
Now for you this may seem normal, but after McLaren dropped one of its drivers for Magnussen you have to wonder how awkard this situation is:
- If Button fails to beat Magnussen in 2014, is the only threat to his seat Alonso?
I have to say that I hate the fact that drivers themselves manage youngsters that are close to F1 (like Webber and Evans), Button is pretty much assured of not being kicked out like Perez simply because he owns the kid behind him, of course, McLaren could drop him for someone like Hulkenberg or Grosjean next year, but given how they passed on all of them this season, you have to wonder that if Alonso stays at Ferrari, Button will be safe no matter what happens in 2014.
You want to look it at the other way around? Here's an even more awkard scenario: Magnussen gets beaten by Button easily and McLaren decide to team Jenson with the guy he manages... ugh
Another driver that is currently part of Buttons management group? Paul Di Resta. I bet when Perez and Paul were fighting for that 2nd Force India seat it was all hugs and laughs by Pauls management group when trying to convince Force India.
I'm probably looking too much into this but this is Formula 1 and being evil minded about every scenario is almost always the correct assumption,the fact that a driver is invloved in the management of a current one and a future one is not right for me.
Let me make this clear, I dont hate Button, I just hate the fact that he manages a promising kid who could be blocked by a move to McLaren simply because of who manages him