The McLaren driver has expressed his opinion that defeating the Mercedes steam in the new season will not be an easy task.

He believes that Mercedes will maintain their position as the formula 1 favorite in 2017 and it will take an extraordinary amount of effort for rival to beats them.

Button believes that the new formulations being introduced into the formula 1 might even go a long way to play to the team’s strength and consolidate their superiority even more. He believes that the extra drag created by the high down force F1 regulations newly introduced for the 2017 season will probably favor the Mercedes teams.

He made the statement at the race of champions being held in Miami where he was set to compete against other Formula 1 stars both past and present from, David Coulthard, Pascal Wehrlein, Felipe Massa, and Vettel Sebastian.

“For anyone to catch Mercedes is a big ask, it really is, they’ve been so strong the last three years. Nobody knows with completely different regulations” he said. (more…)

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Jenson Button, World Champion in 2009, believes he can leave the F1 at the moment without harboring any regrets, despite not having had his fill of the sport yet.

Button is not ruling out the possibility of a grid comeback, even though he had treated Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the 305th and last start of his 17-season career.

The 36 year old Frome born racer had said during the preview day in a Driver Press conference at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi,

“I’ve done everything I dreamed of doing. Maybe I could have won more championships, but I won one and not every driver can say that.

“I go into this weekend thinking it is going to be my last race. That is the best way to be at this moment of time.

“But the whole idea about having a contract for 2018 is that in three months’ time, when I have eaten myself stupid and am thinking of things to do in the future, maybe I realise I need F1 back in my life.” (more…)

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Best Performance Of Button

Jenson Button, the driver of McLaren was all set to race in the German GP post recovery from a minor eye problem.

There was an irritation in the eyes and he was taken for a checkup. Within an hour Button was on his way back to Hockenheim from the hospital. He said there was a foreign body found in his eyes that was cleared and he was all set to drive. Button was in the 8th position in the German Grand Pix that was held on 31st July. This was good news as Button put in his efforts to start from 12th on the grid and moved up ahead in the closing laps.

He was 2 places ahead of Fernando Alonso. However, he missed achieving the 1st position due to his eye problem. Button needed 6 laps of data and he managed to achieve it which was perfect. He said that he made a good start and reached almost to the top by making up to the majority of the places. Button was the world champion of Formula One in 2009. This world champion has a driving style that is a class apart. He certainly knows how to show his best performances even in tricky situations.

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Jenson Button To Drive His Dream Vehicle Yet Again

Jenson Button and his fans know about the Brawn GP chassis which has been award winning in F1 championship races.

This legendary auto part will get back on the field when the Goodwood Festival of Speed is held in June. Called Chassis 002, it is one of the three BGP 001s that were built during the year 2009. It originally belonged to Ross Brawn, the team chief. He then joined the Honda team as the Japanese manufacturer moved out of F1. The chassis was then sold to Mercedes in the next year.

Jenson used the chassis all through the season in 2009 when he won maximum accolades and titles. Jenson would be riding it again in the forthcoming season and he is excited about it. As per Jenson, the car has been taken down and rebuilt. It has not appeared in public since the last time he rode it. He is happy that Goodwood would be the event when he would show off the car. Jenson admits that F1 races get you attached to your vehicle. This particular chassis has been much discussed and it has a legendary history associated with it. (more…)

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Jenson Button believes McLaren Honda will come good

Former Formula One Drivers’ World Championship holder Jenson Button has insisted that he made no mistake in re-signing with McLaren Honda for the 2015 season despite the team going through such a crisis.

Button finished at last position, two laps down at the season opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne’s Albert Park last weekend, while rookie driver Kevin Magnussen, standing in for the injured Fernando Alonso failed to finish the race. While their poor qualifying session was not the worst in their history, it was the worst they had performed in the last 49 years and it just goes to show the huge gulf in class between the leading pack and the Woking based outfit.

The 2009 Drivers’ world champion signed a new two year deal with the team in December after being made to wait for months over a decision from the team about retaining him. However, the Englishman is confident that McLaren Honda will bounce back and it is only a matter of time before Honda, their new engine manufacturers get things right again.

Jenson Button has, however, warned that the team will need time to get back to the top. He said that when he signed the new deal, he was thinking of the long term goals and everywhere in the team, they are thinking long term. (more…)

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