Anybody would have thought after the last five races that "it is the car, stupid!", but hey, Brundle has some miles under his belt. He can say whatever he wants. I do.
I think Donskar is right. All you can say is that Button has won over Barrichello in five races. Yes, Button is good. All them are good, if you ask me, even Nakajima.
However, frequent changes in regulations make hard to distinguish the better driver, and, let's be frank, even with Alonso and Kimi on board, the current generation seems more or less even.
After spending billions and trillions in new regulations against driver aids, wings for overtaking, KERS and the such, FIA allowed the DDD to put some very good drivers to suffer at the bottom of the grid.
This has benefited the less expected. Button and Barrichello. Vettel. Even Webber.
I think that FIA allowed the changes in pecking order (a bit) on purpose, with its ruling about DDD.
So, britons can be satisfied and chant victory (hey, everybody deserves 15 minutes of happiness, even me!)
On the other hand, FIA is playing with the careers of those drivers, that, like Honda, look like morons.
Kubitza, Heidfeld, even Räikönnen "values" have plunged. Massa and Alonso struggle but they don't deliver. They won't increase their contract price in 2009, lemme tell you.
Now, I think Brundle was confused by the limelight.
He must have said "Brawn 2008 car and Jenson Button is the most complete package
this year", as Captain Obvious would say.
However, if for "complete" you understand the driver that manages better his career
and is luckier
, then Button it is.
Congratulations, Martin and "fellow citizens", tell proud and loud to the world: "hey, we're the best". It was about time.
I would if I could.
For example, a venezuelan (Pastor Maldonado) won the last GP2 in Monaco. As soon as he wins the WDC I will become insufrible, I swear...What's the point of winning if you cannot celebrate and make unhappy some of your adversaries?
If I were in his position, I
would try to shut up Ecclestone, who has been handling british motorsport with little tact. So, go on, Mr. Brundle, rule the waves. THANK YOU NOTE FOR KILCOO316:
TO KILCOO316, from the bottom of the heart of the administrators, for starting such a thread.
I'm thinking of bumping the "member of the week" thread, but with a twist.
So, any member who starts to fight about who's the best driver in history or similar will be publicily spanked.
If anybody in this thread mentions Jerez, the Nazis, the dead brazilian or the retired german guy whose name I've forgotten, then
the thread will be locked automatically by a spider-robot-antispam-filter Tomba has devised.