Yes, that is an F1 car for you. If you drove around at 30mph you wouldn't get further than 10 miles. Something would be sure to fail due to lack of cooling. If you pushed the boundaries too much, you are outside the tolerated band and so failure occurs. The F1 cars of '04 and '05 era are a good example of this. They had engines that aimed to produce more power over anything else and all aspects of the car were designed with reliability being a much smaller priority than performance. As such, there were many retirements every race. Another example is F1 drivers turning down engine modes, even in the refueling era, to conserve the engine and look after it. An F1 car is all about driving it as fast as you can over 50+ laps without breaking it. Everything has to be managed by the drivers from tyres to gearboxes and engines. LH is a natural racer in that he wants to go as quickly as he can, but the car will suffer.(Original post by YamahaLondon)
Your chatting SHIATT man. You seriously think the team that monitors nearly every aspect of the car would implement a setup that would compromise the car?
You also forgot that button literally copied lewis hamiltons set up week in week out.
I'll end with reminding you what happened to Schumacher after he came back to F1. He had so many retirements from mechanical failures, yet Rosberg could drive the identical car without mechanical failures. You must say all those brake balance adjustments and other adjustments he makes every lap took their toll on the car.
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Jenson Button watch
- 24-05-2013 19:28
- 24-05-2013 22:23
Classy, down to earth, approachable guy. Watching his in car driving is quality to watch, slick and effortless looking.
However, he is the oldest driver in the paddock and time is not on his side. Neither is his team to be honest with a car struggling to get into Q3. But I hope he has at least one year in the Honda engines.
If Button had a good car, he had good pace in the races. If RAI went to Red Bull, I think Jenson should go to Lotus if McLaren don't fix up their problems.