Jenson ButtonJenson Button was truly a legend in Formula 1. This racer has the iron character, good sense of humor, insanely loyal avtogonochnomu sport. It was with Jenson began the era of young drivers in Formula 1. Passion for motorsport with Jenson Button began in the eight years of age when he started karting. He has served in various races and showed excellent results. The greatest achievement of the youth period, you can consider it a victory for the British Junior Karting Championship. He managed to win all 34 races. When the young British driver moved to the car, his flying became more perfect. Third place in the Formula 3 in 1999 opened the door for him in the royal race. In 2000, the debut of Jenson Button in Formula 1. He began his career as part of a fairly strong team of Williams, becoming the second youngest driver in F1 history after Mike Takua. In the race Button appeared confident, however, in his first season rookie failed to score any points in the individual competition pilots. Next Button career evolved uniquely. The first victory podium with Button was already after 6 years. He won the rain-Hungarian Grand Prix. While many argue that it is only through gatherings of key competitors - Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. That's Honda team and tied its future activities the British racer. In this team he played until the last moment of its existence. In 2008, the Honda team has announced his retirement from Formula 1. The team of engineers and pilots took under his wing Ross Brown, the 2009 season the team started with a new name Brawn GP. The 2009 season proved to Jenson Button triumphant. The team is so well able to prepare a car that had left far behind all its competitors. Jenson and his team mate Rubens Barrichello were in the lead with confidence in all races. And many are already at the beginning of the season in 2009, it became clear that the champion will be one of the racing team Brawn GP. But at the end of the season turned serious struggle between the three drivers - Button, Barrichello and Vettel of Red Bull. Button showed all his talent and won the championship flight in 2009. The current champion joined the McLaren team, taking the victory yedinichku car. Will retain his title Jenson Button this season is unclear. But his fans really believe it.
Project leader of the Honda F1 Yusuke Hasegawa will leave his post at the end of the year, and his position will generally be liquidated. Work in Formula 1 will be Toyoharu Tanabe as technical Director of Honda F1.Tanabe is an experienced engineer in the world of Formula 1. In the early 1990s, he worked in the McLaren-Honda as a race engineer for Gerhard Berger. In the mid-2000s he was the chief engineer of Jenson Button in BAR-Honda.
A graduate of the McLaren Lando Norris in the coming weekend will debut in Formula 2 at the final stage in Abu Dhabi.Recently McLaren announced that the 18-year-old pilot will replace Jenson Button as the official reserve pilot team in the season of 2018. And Norris, it seems, is going to share this role with a full season in Formula 2 or in Japanese Superformula.And while the Briton to make his debut in Formula 2 in Abu Dhabi with a team of ex-Formula 1 driver Adrian Campos.Adrian Campos "McLaren called us when they learned that we don't have a contract with one of our pilots on the last race.They think about how to give Norris a place in Formula 2 and in Superformula in Japan.I don't know if we can leave the guy on 2018. We currently work with Tony Cockerelli as a counselor, and he will be with us for the last race of the season. He analyzes all of our methods, and we are ready for serious change.We want to be strong and have the best pilots for next year".
Spanish newspaper Marca published a ranking of the income of pilots of Formula-1. It is headed by Michael Schumacher, who earned in his entire career of nearly 385 million dollars. In second is Fernando Alonso with an income of 335 million dollars. Quite a bit behind Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton.The income of pilots in my career, millions of dollars1. Michael Schumacher - 384,92. Fernando Alonso - 335,03. Kimi Raikkonen - 323,24. Lewis Hamilton - 320,05. Jenson Button - 187,86. Sebastian Vettel - 156,9.
There are no even rumors about the health of Pascal Wehrlein, had an accident during the race Grand Prix Monaco.After his bizarre crash with Jenson Button, the young German admitted that he will need scans to check the neck and back.Recall that Pascal has already missed two races early in the season due to cracks in the vertebrae received in the Race of Champions.
The stewards of the Monaco Grand Prix considered the incident with the participation of Pascal Wehrlein and Jenson Button and the British punished the veteran of the loss of three positions at the start of the next race.For twenty laps before the finish button attacked of Wehrlein at the entrance to the tunnel. In the end Sauber fell to his side, and McLaren with a broken suspension stood at the exit of the tunnel. According to Jenson, he decided to attack Pascal because he, passing the race leader, was on the dirty side of the track and lost speed.Button got the penalty in the loss of three positions for the next race and two penalty points. That's only if Jenson next race.
Pilot Sauber Pascal Wehrlein dropped out of the race, the Monaco Grand Prix after a collision with Jenson Button.Pascal Wehrlein "I'm all right. Slightly sore knees and side, but overall still good. I was lucky that the car barely touched the barrier. It was very scary.I started to slow down, there was smoke everywhere, but the car did not stop, she began to fall to the side. I was lucky that I didn't hit my head on the barrier.In a week's race in Canada, so let's see how the show while working my back. Now I feel good.
The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa convinced that Monaco can become the most successful Grand Prix of the year for McLaren, as engine there is almost nothing depends.Yusuke Hasegawa "In Spain two weeks ago we made some positive steps forward, but in Monaco the engine power will no longer play a decisive role, so we hope that the race will be the best of the season. This is a very technical and difficult track, the error here should not be allowed, so the machine settings will be key.This is a particularly important week for all at McLaren-Honda. Not only that, we're going to Monaco, the jewel in Formula 1, so we still have a race with Jenson Button. In addition, we will work with Fernando Alonso in Indy 500".Last year the McLaren drivers finished in Monaco at 5th and 9th positions.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that Jenson Button would be worth to try out a new car before to work with her in Monaco.Felipe Massa "the cars are completely different. If it worked on the same machines that a year ago, I would understand, but not now.I don't understand why he's not testing the car these days. If the simulation was good enough, why most of the top pilots don't want to go the same way I did not work in the simulator already two or three years, they are for engineers.I would in his place was definitely in Bahrain. If you have a whole day to understand the car, then they should use it".Recall that Jenson button during the Monaco Grand Prix will replace Fernando Alonso at McLaren.
Pilot Mercedes Lewis Hamilton admitted that he would like as a replacement for Fernando Alonso to see Jenson Button.Lewis Hamilton "I hope Jenson will be back. It would be great if the sport brought him back. I like Jenson because he's one of the best pilots.The size is still higher than any other pilot who can take this place. His caliber and experience of the infinite".
McLren racing Director Eric bulge said that in the career of Jenson Button there is no change.Eric bulge "towards the Button, nothing has changed - he is the official reserve driver of the team. It will work for us on the base, will be attending some races, he's still a member of the team McLaren".
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas responded to criticism of his one-year contract, what time to speak all the ex-pilots of Formula-1.Valtteri Bottas "I understand that this is not the best agreement at this stage. But I also understand that the team wants to see how well I do this season, so I was happy with everything.My career has always been this way - I always had to earn its place. But this time I seem to know how to pilot this machine.Very happy that Lewis will be my team mate. This is a great chance to show their abilities. I always wanted the fastest teammate. And now it is."After four years in Formula 1, Bottas never lost to a teammate at the end of the season. As for Lewis Hamilton, for ten years, he twice came from behind teammates Jenson Button in 2011 and Nico Rosberg in 2016.
Last season in Formula 1 was represented by 14 countries. The largest representation in Germany - the pilots of this country have scored a total of 670 points and took first place in the standings of the Nations. Russia is in the top ten.1. Germany - 670Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel, Nico Hulkenberg, Pascal Wehrlein2. UK - 402Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Jolyon Palmer3. Finland - 271Kimi Raikkonen, Valtteri Bottas4. Australia - 256Daniel Ricciardo5. Netherlands - 204Max Verstappen6. Mexico - 101Sergio Perez, Esteban Gutierrez7. Spain - 100Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz8. Brazil - 55Felipe Massa, Felipe Nasr9. France - 29Roman Grosjean, Esteban Windows10. Russia - 25Daniil Kvyat11. Denmark - 7Kevin Magnussen12. Belgium - 1Stoffel Vandorn13. Sweden - 0Marcus Ericsson14. Indonesia - 0Rio Haryanto.
Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he is not going to influence the decision of the team Mercedes as the replacement choice for Nico Rosberg.Lewis Hamilton "Who will be my new partner I never put commands its own terms, although I know that in contracts of Vettel and Alonso have this option. I only asked to have equal opportunity.We have a good guide, I'm sure they'll make the right decision. I'm fully concentrated on the race and hope that the next season will turn out for me more successfully.In ten years in Formula 1 Hamilton lost only two teammates. So, in 2011 he lost to Jenson Button.
Race Director McLaren Eric bulge reluctantly commented on the gathering of Jenson Button in the race Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.Eric boullier "it is unfortunate that button finished the race because of breakage of the suspension. Yes, this is a hurtful mistake overshadow his career, but still it would be wonderful if he drove the whole distance until the end. Jenson has achieved eight wins for McLaren, some were just out of the ordinary. He is eight years riveted the attention of fans of the British team to yourself. We are grateful to Jensen for his incredible work.
The former head of the eponymous team Eddie Jordan said that Jenson Button should not be afraid to walk away from racing.Eddie Jordan "If a person has passion for something, then it drops. And the button if I felt passion, you will certainly would remain. Vacation - funny, we've seen many times that this wasn't helping anyone. I'm telling you, Jenson, go in peace, don't worry, you had a great time here. It's time to do something elseJenson was a champion, but to be honest, it never and nowhere near close to Schumacher and Senna. He is a champion of a different type".
Not so long ago in the paddock of Formula 1 celebrated the 200th launch of Nico Rosberg and the 300-th start of Jenson Button. On stage at least modest achievement - the 100th start of Roman Grogan.Roman Grosjean "It's unbelievable, it's just great. When I just debuted, I thought each race, but then it's gone from my head, and now my back is already a hundred starts During this time I was able ten times to reach the podium, made a couple hundred points.There is something to remember, including what to remember I would not like. I don't know, when I retire from racing. I can still fight for victory. And yet my victory is his 100th Grand Prix".
During the Japanese Grand Prix, including the race, Fernando Alonso will use the new Honda engine, the fine for which he has already worked in Malaysia.The Spaniard tested a new product during the Friday practice of the Malaysian Grand Prix. After that Japanese motorists took the engine for analysis. And here now it became known that the power plant will be used during the home for them the Grand Prix of Japan.As for Jenson Button, he will take the stage in Japan with the old version of the engine is painfully not want the Honda mechanics to their home Grand Prix pilots partner of the team McLaren because of penalties started with the last rows.
The head of Honda Yusuke Hasegawa believes that the race in Malaysia can be proud of, because both pilots McLaren earned points.Yusuke Hasegawa "I was impressed by the aerobatic pilots. Both fought many battles on the track team helped them in this fight, developing a unique strategy. In the end, we were able to earn points in two cars.We fought many battles with the pilots of Williams and Force India, the only bad thing that had to miss them forward. The cars were reliable and the speed is high. This is a good sign before the start of the home race in Suzuka".We will remind, in Japan both drivers McLaren will receive a new version of the power plant. However, Jenson Button will have to lose a lot of starting positions. As for Fernando Alonso, he's speeding ticket has already worked in Malaysia.
The race in Malaysia will be the 300th in the career of Jenson Button. After Friday practice the pilots of the other teams, including former partner McLaren of Lewis Hamilton, came to congratulate the veteran.
The pilot Force India Sergio Perez made it to the final qualification of the Grand Prix of Singapore, which showed the tenth result. However, to start the Mexican will be only 18. At the end of the second part of qualifying yellow flags came out because of the accident of Roman Grogan and embarked on the track of the car of Jenson Button. Perez did not reduce speed in the zone of double yellow flags shown in the 9th and 10th turns, for which eventually received a penalty of five positions and three penalty points. In addition, Sergio overtook Esteban Gutierrez - he lost three more positions.
Haas pilot Roman Grosjean said that he understands the decision of Jenson Button to take a break.Roman Grosjean "pilots like Massa and Jenson button, has done a lot for Formula 1. Jenson won the title of champion, he rose to the top of the podium and struggled for points. It is very nice to talk to, it's a smart and nice person. For a time in Motorsport start to get tired, and I understand why he wants to take a break.Will he be back Who knows. But, in any case, without a case it will not remain.
The ex-pilot of Formula 1 Rubens Barrichello believes that a year off will benefit Jenson Button.Rubens Barrichello "button has long advocated in Formula 1. And this routine daily duties, performing the same actions is exhausting mentally. Now Jensen will have the opportunity to relax, to live life to the fullest, and if you want to get back in the race.Believe me, a vacation will do him only good after 300 passed the Grand Prix".In the history of Formula 1 there have been cases when the Champions came back after the break, and achieved success Niki Lauda, Alain Prost.
Already several pilots have tested a system of protection of the head Halo. This time it will install on the car of Jenson Button.The Briton will spend a couple of laps during the first practice for the Italian Grand Prix.
Manor pilot Pascal Wehrlein ended the race in Belgium after a collision with Jenson Button.Pascal Wehrlein "the Start was very eventful, so many things. But the first round was overly filled with struggle. I saw ahead of me the button, I saw that I could overtake. I braked later and the button before, so there was a collision. I couldn't help it, could not avoid the accident, it all happened too fast. We can not change anything.Could make a good race, but I had sleditza her from the pit wall. Now I concentrate on Monza".
Deputy head Williams Claire Williams said that the wait for Jenson Button in the team nobody wants.Claire Williams "We will decide on the composition of the pilots themselves, without the intervention of the second teams. We will not sit and wait for solutions Button and Ron Dennis. They have their own problems, our own. Our team needs a pilot, that's all I know, which is a fast, smart and provides good feedback. Novice we don't like because it doesn't attract the attention of sponsors.We are also eyeing and Sergio Perez, who has been steadily implementing this season. Are the pilots we need".
As we reported, Sergio Perez could change the team next year. Williams have confirmed that are interested in the services of the pilot, with solid sponsorship.Claire Williams, Deputy head of Williams "Sergio is having this season. This is a very talented pilot. In addition, for many teams it is attractive from a commercial point of view. We are watching him."At the moment Williams are Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa. Both contracts expire this season, and the team is in no hurry to renew. On a place in Williams has predicted Jenson Button, Felipe Nasr, Daniil Kvyat.
Pilot Williams, Valtteri Bottas in the race Grand Prix of Germany finished ninth. At the end of the race because of the increased wear rubber he missed forward Nico Hulkenberg and Jenson Button.Valtteri Bottas "It was a difficult race, especially the ending. With rubber it was difficult to work throughout the race. The degradation was so high that in the end, I almost stood up. It's a shame, because I was able to hold behind Button and Hulkenberg and Force India again scored more points."After a stage in Germany on account of Williams 96 points, Force India 81 points.
Fourth place in Hungary allowed Sebastian Vettel to overcome the barrier of 2000 points. Earlier, after winning in Austria, did Lewis Hamilton.In the next couple of years is unlikely anyone else will enter the "Club-2000". If only McLaren-Honda next season will go very well, and Fernando Alonso will start to win races.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20592. Sebastian Vettel - 20063. Fernando Alonso - 18024. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1395,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12887. Jenson Button - 12278. Felipe Massa - 11099. Mark Webber - 1047,510. Alain Prost - 798,511. Rubens Barrichello - 65812. Ayrton Senna - 61413. David Coulthard - 53514. Nelson Piquet - 485,515. Nigel Mansell - 48216. Daniel Ricciardo - 47517. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 382 - active pilotincommand that since 2010, winning equals 25 points. Prior to this victory were valued much less until 1961 the winner was given only 8 points, to 1991 9 points to 2010 - 10 points. That is why the Champions of previous years are much lower than pilots of our time.
For the pilot of McLaren's Jenson Button's home race ended with a 12-m result.Jenson button "the First laps behind the safety car was boring, then we went almost immediately to the pit stop. Then I was more or less smooth race while in front of me appeared Bottas. To overtake it was very difficult. The fight was incredibly sharp and interesting, but it's the only thing I can boast for today - overtaking pilot Williams.If I started from the top ten, you could fight for points. In General, a difficult race, difficult struggle, but I hope the fans are satisfied.I don't know what I'll do next year. They say the team will decide everything in September, but I haven't decided yet".