clarkiesyeah wrote:What kind of electronic trickery that is allowed under the current regs could he be talking about? I heard he'd mentioned it in an interview.
No ride height trickery allowed, no mapping trickery allowed, no Traction control allowed. The only thing i can think of is these adjustable brakes Mclaren have been running. They alter the direction of the heat from the brakes to put thermal energy into the tyres as and when needed, or so I believe.
Nice title. Perhaps we should nickname him Ben.
myurr wrote:They're only adjusted in the pits though, so no electronic trickery there.
clarkiesyeah wrote:I felt the need for a thread to discuss the possible reasons for the 2009 world drivers champion's recent inability to drive a Formula 1 car. I am saddened to see Jenson looking so lost, he is after all, a really nice guy. I admit my sympathy doesnt go too far for a multimillionaire with a dream job etc.
I cast my mind back to his 2009 championship, at silverstone i think... We have seen this part of JB's persona before, a complete inability to feel what is wrong with his own setup... "guys, how can this car be so bad?"
I have my own thoughts on whats up with JB, his twitter account speaks volumes. He seems far more interested in triathalons and sushi than F1. Whilst i agree that fitness is required by drivers, is doing a triathalon between every race perhaps a little much?
raymondu999 wrote:He's been an endurance freak for quite a while so I don't think that's the issue. I've heard that McLaren has new suspension bits, and a "bit of electronic trickery" that Jenson suspects is dampening the feel of the car, and so he's not able to truly get into the groove of it. We all know how Jenson wants to be able to feel his car and enable him to lean on it with full confidence.
raymondu999 wrote:I don't think insensitive is the right word. But he's a bit like the 2012 Pirellis in that he blows hot and cold (no pun intended). I think he has 1 single "natural" way to feel grip, and in the absence of said sensation he's lost.
It's like he's an FM radio that hasn't got the tuning knob installed - and he's forever stuck on that one frequency. If the sensation comes on the frequency he likes, then he can duke it out with the best. But recently, he's more often than not, not heard anything on that frequency. Right now he's like that scene we often see in zombie movies - where there's one frequency where there's a survivor somewhere saying, "Hello? Any survivors out there? We have food, weapons and shelter."
Cam wrote:So from what you're saying, Button can only win if he has the right car with the right trick i.e. Brawn GP
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