ringo wrote:Well at least that is cleared up. Button ignored instructions to save fuel, he felt he could overtake lewis then save his fuel to the finish. Little did he know that you can't lead Lewis home saving fuel with 10 laps to go.
Please, please, please, this is just your opinion. My conclusions from me watching the same race on the same video differs. I also prefer to allow a driver to stand on his own merit, not build arguments on how good he is based on trashing other drivers.
How easy is it to casually trash a driver who although he was not as quick as his teammate, through good racecraft and driving found himself in touch with the leaders, did take the fight to Hamilton when the win was in question, to eventually fall in line because of team orders.
So you are saying he gave back hamilton the place?
So hamilton displayed no race craft pressuring and chipping away at the red bulls and Jenson had masterful race craft for..?
I agree he found himself in touch with a chance to go ahead of his teammate, as sleazy as it was, a chance is a chance.
Button fell in line by swift action from his teammate, not team orders. As i said, he did well to make a move when he did. However at the time i could not foresee how he would have stayed ahead of Hamilton while he himself had to go into fuel saving mode.
And a seemingly more critical saving mode at that.
Those 2 simply could not race all out to the finish that day. Neither could one pass the other one napping while expecting to stay ahead without a 10 round fight.
Button cannot win a straight up fight with Hamilton in the same car, for 10 laps, on a track like turkey with that back straight, with his engine's in limp home mode. Sounds like blind faith, but it's true.