So easy for everyone to read into this season and start making cut and shut comments on driver abilities.
I just see it as a bad spell, just like lewis last year, where Button out drove him considerably.
but there were also bad points for button also in 2011. 2010 was a walk in the park for the first half of the season for both drivers, the f-duct was brilliant, but i still laugh at Lewis worrying at button passing him in turkey 2010
Looking back over the last 4 years, some of the most sensational drives have been from button, every race he has won has been an incredible one to watch... just like lewis in 2008, those were superb races.
Anyway, i think driving styles aren't the problem, Sam Michael said the one point we should be taking away, and that was the lack of testing in Canada. The team let button down, just like they did lewis so much last year (actually they let both of their drivers down last year)
But one thing that makes me red in the face with rage about McLaren, is the way the work with strategy, the drivers want the best strategy to work for THEM, yet mclaren even admit (Sam saying 'We just did what we thought the other teams would do') that all they do is knee-jerk react to other teams around them, which is why 9/10 red bull will beat mclaren on strategy at the moral expense of their drivers.
You have to ask the question, why is button not in a car that is how he likes to drive and lewis has his set up fine to his liking (or thereabouts)
Communications, i just feel McLaren as a team need to improve for the sake of both drivers.
One final point... it was clear to see that the rear tyres on buttons care were shot to sh1t much sooner than any other car out there... short of doing a few doughnuts or powerslides, i really can't see how the driver could cause that whilst going so slowly compared to the rest of the guys its pure setup, something is VERY wrong with what mclaran are doing in his setup it has been the same story all along, tyres going off almost right away for button.