Tag Archive: Jenson Button

Jul 21

Hamilton sensed a safety car conspiracy

A safety car would have ended championship leader Nico Rosberg’s huge race lead.

2014-07-18 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton (13) Euphoric at Silverstone two weeks ago when he pulled the gap back to just 4 points, Lewis Hamilton’s mood dimmed once again on Sunday as he deficit blew back out to 14. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

McLaren change stirs up Hamilton, Alonso rumours

Deep into a second consecutive bad season for the grandee team, the changes at McLaren have begun.

2014-06-05_0222 The most noticeable sign of the restructuring process at the Woking based team in Hockenheim is that Jenson Button – whose own future in grey is also under review – is working with a new race engineer. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Raikkonen fit for German GP

Kimi Raikkonen will contest this weekend’s German grand prix.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (3) After bruising his ankle and knee with a 47G impact at the start of the British grand prix, the Finn sat out Ferrari’s post-race Silverstone test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 16

Weekend could be last blast at ‘new’ Hockenheim

Seiler said he is expecting a crowd of about 55,000 on Sunday.

ADAC GT Masters - Hockenheimring by Iain Shankland The “phones have been running hot” ahead of the German grand prix, according to Hockenheim boss Georg Seiler. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 08

Button not worried as critical Dennis ‘on side’

Jenson Button is still confident he will be a McLaren driver in 2015.

2014-06-07_0029 Prior to his home grand prix at Silverstone last weekend, team supremo Ron Dennis publicly urged F1′s most experienced active driver to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

McLaren denies Button told of 2015 axe

McLaren has rubbished rumours Jenson Button already knows he will not be driving for the Woking based team in 2014.

IMG_2503A story swept the Silverstone paddock that Ron Dennis has actually told F1′s most experienced active driver that he will not be presented with a new offer beyond his 2014 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Hamilton decision is latest title blow

As ever, it was Niki Lauda who delivered the bluntest assessment of Saturday’s events at Silverstone.

2014-06-08_0944 “Lewis was wrong,” said the F1 legend.  “It was his decision as he thought he could go no quicker.  Very simple.” Lauda, who is Mercedes’ team chairman, is referring to how Hamilton aborted his final qualifying run at damp Silverstone, leaving him just sixth on the grid and likely to see his 29-point championship deficit blow out even further. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Button hurry-up printed on ‘chip paper’ – Neale

Even the great Ayrton Senna got a ‘hurry-up’ from McLaren supremo Ron Dennis. 

IMG_4416That was the claim at Silverstone of Jonathan Neale, the Woking based team’s managing director, after Dennis this week told senior driver Jenson Button to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Alonso not looking beyond ‘two year contract’

Fernando Alonso says he is not ready to look beyond his current Ferrari contract.

IMG_5473 Although their first collaboration ended spectacularly badly, it is rumoured McLaren has approached the Spaniard about replacing Jenson Button to lead the team’s Honda era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 with ‘Your Life’ logo makes its on-track debut at Silverstone

McLaren Group will join the government-led ‘Your Life’ campaign 

2014-07-04 - McLaren Mercedes - Silverstone -Chancellor visit to MTCThe McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 featuring a special ‘Your Life’ logo will make its on-track debut at today’s Santander British Grand Prix free practice session. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Button on the market after Dennis criticism

Jenson Button has declared himself on the market, in the wake of McLaren supremo Ron Dennis’ criticism.

2014-06-07_1127 Dennis is said to have dismayed other members of the Woking based team’s senior management this week when the 67-year-old publicly urged Button, who is out of contract at the end of the year, to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 03

McLaren chiefs must ‘try harder’ too – Button

“I think everyone has to try harder, the whole team, we all need to try harder”

2014-06-07_0873 Jenson Button has hit back at Ron Dennis, after the McLaren supremo warned the out-of-contract 2009 world champion to “try harder”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

McLaren ‘needs a change’ with Honda – Button

Jenson Button insists he is “looking forward to” McLaren’s new Honda era.

2014-03-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Malaysia - Jenson Button 02 That is despite team supremo Ron Dennis’ warning that the most experienced driver in the paddock actually might not get a new contract beyond 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Dennis tells Button to ‘try harder’

“I’m sure Kevin is giving a big wake-up call to Jenson”

IMG_6028 As speculation swirls around the future of F1′s most experienced active driver, McLaren supremo Ron Dennis has called on Jenson Button to up his game. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 27

Ferrari tester insists Alonso ‘happy’ in red

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene has played down reports Fernando Alonso could be considering a move for 2015.

2014-06-07_0342 Spaniard Alonso, regarded as perhaps the very best driver in F1 today, has been mentioned along with fellow champions Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton as McLaren seeks a truly top driver to spearhead its new Honda era beginning next year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Ferrari moves early to extend Alonso contract – reports

According to reports in the German and Spanish press

2014-06-08_0719 Ferrari has moved to extend Fernando Alonso’s contract beyond 2016, The correspondent for Marca, a Spanish sports daily, quoted one of his Italian colleagues as saying: “Well, then, that’s the second time this year so far.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Button could be shown McLaren exit – reports

Jenson Button has played down increasing speculation about his future in F1

2014-05-09 - McLaren Mercedes - Spain - Jenson Button 01 The sport’s most experienced active driver is out of contract at the end of 2014, but McLaren boss Eric Boullier said recently he thinks a new deal for the 34-year-old is likely. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 16

Button recovering from wasp sting

McLaren driver Jenson Button is currently recovering from a wasp sting.

2014-06-07_0029 The Briton pulled out of appearing in person on a BBC chat show last Friday after suffering an allergic reaction. “I’ve been taken out by a wasp!” the 34-year-old said on Twitter.  “I was riding my bike yesterday and got stung between the eyes.” Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 09

Sparco backed McLaren Mercedes take double points haul in Canada

The race was one of the most thrilling of the season 

2014-06-08_0747Sparco supported drivers have made a return to the front end of the Formula One standings after Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix saw McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button finish in fourth place with his team-mate Kevin Magnussen in ninth. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

McLaren wants to ‘carry on’ with Button – Boullier

Team boss Eric Boullier on Saturday suggested McLaren is making plans for the future with Jenson Button.

2014-06-07_0813 There are rumours team supremo Ron Dennis and 2015 engine supplier Honda are making moves to woo Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel or even Lewis Hamilton to Woking. Read the rest of this entry »

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