kilcoo316 wrote:Button cannot be the most complete driver on the grid as he is not the fastest - why is he not the fastest - because he has been trounced before.
'Complete' does not mean the 'fastest'.
Brundle also thinks Renault has the best driver of the field in Alonso, who the Briton believes has no weaknesses behind the wheel.
"I don't see many weaknesses in Alonso when he is behind the wheel - he has the full deck of cards," he added.
"Right now the 27-year-old is the most complete F1 driver out there in my view. He is in the Michael Schumacher and Alain Prost mould - and they won 11 titles between them."
andartop wrote:This thread is absolutely unbelievable, and it still keeps getting worse and worse!
Could someone please say something really offensive so the mods can shut it down?
I nominate this for the "2009 Threads That Really Have Gone Wrong" awards!
Conceptual wrote:West wrote:Jenson Button has the most complete car at the moment.
You mean even more complete than Rubens' car?
he has had some really poor seasons, being beaten by not particularly highly rated drivers. Last season in fact...
mortigitempo wrote:he has had some really poor seasons, being beaten by not particularly highly rated drivers. Last season in fact...
Button's only been signifcantly outperformed by his team mate twice - 2001 versus Fisichella, and last year against Barichello.
Debut season in 2000 he was behind results-wise against Schumacher, but he gave a good account of himself. In 2002 Trulli often outqualified him, but Button significantly outscored him over the season and often outraced him. At BAR he showed Villeneuve and Sato the way home in each season he raced against them. He outperformed Barichello in 06 and 07.
So as I see it, although he's not always dominated his team mate, he's never been disgraced. 2001 was his worst season, where he was an inexperienced driver in an awful car against Fisichella, who had a much greater reserve of single seat knowledge to draw on to drive around the car's problems.
And last year - the fact that he outperformed Barichello in 06, 07 and this year suggests it was a blip - whether that was due to motivational issues or the car suiting Barichello better is a matter for discussion. In any case, it's no disgrace to be outperformed by Barichello - he was and still is a quick guy.