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.
The pilot of Renault Jolyon Palmer stated that it did not put much credence in the rumors that are spreading about him.Jolyon Palmer "it is Not necessary so strongly to believe the rumors. Do not trust them. I have a contract, so to say that I will replace Esteban Windows is a nonsense. I do everything he asks the team, carry out all goal. I have one of the best teammates in the peloton, because he played in a top team and worked at the level of Jenson Button. Don't believe the hype".
Winning the race in Austria, Lewis Hamilton scored 25 points and the first in the history of Formula 1, overcame the barrier of 2000 points.Sebastian Vettel could pass the bar, but failed rear tire.The number of points earned in career1. Lewis Hamilton - 20092. Sebastian Vettel - 19923. Fernando Alonso - 17964. Michael Schumacher - 15665. Nico Rosberg - 1362,56. Kimi Raikkonen - 12707. 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 - 44817. Niki Lauda - 420,518. Mika Hakkinen - 42019. Gerhard Berger - 38520. Valtteri Bottas - 380 - 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.
Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that the finish of Jenson Button in sixth position is the first sign of the team's return to the top.Eric boullier "Jenson drove brilliantly in the second half of the race. He finished the race in sixth position, on the track, where we did not expect anything serious from their cars. In fact, the whole weekend showed what we are capable of accomplishing, if properly use their strengths and accumulate resources. This result is a milestone for the team because he clearly shows in what direction we are moving.We head to the home race, but we are not any illusions. However, after this, we go there with a sense of hope.
Not long ago, the Deputy head Williams Claire Williams said that there is a possibility to get hold of Jenson Button that the Briton found the answer.Jenson button "Every pilot is a pleasure to hear such reviews. So I am grateful to Claire for that. I don't know what I'll do next year, I only know that I really want to enjoy the work and results.I really want McLaren next year took a step forward in its development. This will open me a second chance. Otherwise, I do have other options.
The current contract of Jenson Button with McLaren expires at the end of this year. Not yet known who will partner Fernando Alonso next season, but most likely, the choice will be made in favor of the young of stoffele of Vandorn. Meanwhile, McLaren say they do not negotiate with the pilots regarding the season 2017.Eric bulge, racing Director, McLaren "We do not negotiate with any pilot. It is still too early. It'll be a distraction to our team,".
Recently the reserve pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn, noting successful race in Bahrain, said that some Formula 1 teams are showing interest in him. The head of McLaren, Ron Dennis was quick to say that the young Belgian is not for sale.Ron Dennis "Stoffel is a talented and hard-working young pilot with great potential. It is an integral part of the future of the Union McLaren-Honda. If someone thinks he can lure him to her, something very wrong.We are not yet ready to announce the lineup of pilots for next season. But I can say that Vandorn not for sale.According to rumors, next season will replace Vandorn McLaren's Jenson Button and, thus, will partner Fernando Alonso.
The pilot of McLaren's Jenson Button was only a tenth of a second to make the finals of qualification. In the race, the Briton will start 12th. Jenson button "we didn't have one tenth, but nothing helped. We had a cracking weekend. In the course of qualification prevented understeer. Perhaps this occurred due to a cold snap. But if we changed the front wing settings, it is immediately apparent oversteer, so had to act cautiously.It is a pity that we lost only one-tenth, but we are making progress, and it's great. This track does not fit our machine, but I'm hoping for a good race.There are a lot of long straights, and during the race will have to save fuel. You need to stay in the group of leaders - then we will help DRS. If we fall behind, then the race will be difficult".
The pilot of McLaren Fernando Alonso is confident that the same technique is able to outperform any opponent.Fernando Alonso in an interview with Sky Sports "I always know that I can outrun anyone. Perhaps I'm not the best at pure speed in qualifying or on a damp track, but if I put in the same car and release on the same track, I will surpass everyone."During his career, two-time champion only twice lost to their teammates. In 2007, Fernando lost to Lewis Hamilton, and in the past - Jenson Button.
At the end of this year expiring contract Ferrari with Kimi Raikkonen. Finn admitted that he had not spoken with management regarding a contract extension.Kimi Raikkonen "I met with President of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne at the end of last year, this year too we saw. I must admit that it is interesting to talk. Behind only three races, so let's see what happens".At the end of the year with many of the leading pilots over contracts, including Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button and Daniil Kvyat. In the second half of the summer there are interesting transitions.As for Raikkonen, the Finn is the last pilot who managed to win the title in the composition of Ferrari. It was in 2007.
Two-time champion of Formula 1 Mika Hakkinen believes that the struggle for the victory of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will have to wait another two years.Mika Hakkinen "I think Alonso and Button great pilots, and they act in a team with a great history capable of fighting for titles. But here is the current McLaren car is still very slow, and he is not able to fight for points.The team needs a lot of work to get to the top. In this sport there is a miracle. Only progress and hard work bring results. The problem is that this progress will take time, and if it's Alonso and Button You may need two full seasons before the team will begin to claim victory".
Due to the replacement of the gearbox Lewis Hamilton will start at least from the sixth position. The Briton said that he doesn't care, because this track is easy to overtake.Meanwhile, we analyzed the results of previous years and found that the majority race in China was won by the pilots, which started from the first row. So, owners of pole position was won 7 times. Once won the pilot, which started from the second position twice won the pilots, who at the start of the third.In 2006 the winner of the Chinese Grand Prix was Michael Schumacher, who started sixth, and in 2010-m Jenson button won after starting from fifth position. In both cases the race was held on a wet track.So statistics starting positions plays against Hamilton.On the other hand, Hamilton is the most successful pilot of the Chinese Grand Prix Briton won at the track in Shanghai four times. From active pilots in the best twice in China was Fernando Alonso has one victory Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel, Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg.
Race Director McLaren Eric bulge said that his team will slowly but surely gain points in this season.Eric Buje "We have clearly seen an encouraging improvement in our speed in Bahrain, but the team can't take it for granted. It is very important that we not lose the opportunity to earn important points for lack of reliability, as it was in the last race.At least we should learn from every situation, and in the case of a single failure of the power plant on the car of Jenson Button we did, because going to China optimistic on the outcome. We will earn points gradually, from race to race, based on the potential of the car".
The representative of Honda in Formula 1 Yusuke Hasegawa said that DNF Jenson Button is associated with the engine failure. In addition, the 2009 champion noticed the problem on Saturday.Yusuke Hasegawa "I think there were problems with the power plant. Jenson said that he felt a loss of power and ulyshal strange noises, then decided to stop. We do not yet know the exact cause of failure. Perhaps there is some mechanical damage.While Jensen said that the sound of the engine seemed strange to him on Saturday. But then we saw nothing criminal in telemetry".
After winning the qualification of the Australian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton became the third member of the club of pilots who have won fifty or more pole-positions. Ahead of only Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna.Theoretically, Lewis could overtake both by the end of the year. If you win all qualifications of the season.the Number of pole-positions1. Michael Schumacher - 682. Ayrton Senna - 653. Lewis Hamilton - 504. Sebastian Vettel - 465. Jim Clark - 33 Alain Prost - 337. Nigel Mansell - 328. Juan-Manuel Fangio - 299. Mika Hakkinen - 2610. Niki Lauda - 24 Nelson Piquet - 2412. Fernando Alonso - 22 Nico Rosberg - 2018. Kimi Raikkonen - 16 Felipe Massa - 16.34. Jenson Button - 8.67. Nico Hulkenberg - 1 - active pilots.
Formula 1. Grand Prix of Australia. 1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes- 123.8372. Nico Rosberg Mercedes +0.3603. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.8384. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari +1.1965. Max Verstappen Toro Rosso +1.5976. Felipe Massa Williams +1.6217. Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso +1.7458. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +1.752.Was eliminated after the second segment9. Sergio Perez Force India10. Nico Hulkenberg Force India11. Valtteri Bottas Williams12. Fernando Alonso McLaren13. Jenson Button McLaren14. Jolyon Palmer Renault15. Kevin Magnussen Renault after the first segment16. Marcus Ericsson Sauber17. Felipe Nasr Sauber18. Daniil Kvyat Red Bull19. Romain Grosjean Haas20. Esteban Gutierrez Haas21. Rio Haryanto Manor22. Pascal Wehrlein Manor.
Ex-pilot of Formula 1 mark Webber believes Jenson Button early to leave the championship.Mark Webber "Jenson can spend at least one full season in Formula 1, but his performances were bright, McLaren and Honda have a lot to do to improve the reliability of his car. Meetings still play against this team. Pilots a lot of effort last year into his work, but not seen often even the checkered flag. If the British team wants to retain two future Champions, then she should deal with their problems.The button can already boast of a unique career, and when asked about retirement, my heart aches. This is a fast pilot, still young, he's just very early began to speak. Jenson knows how things work in racing, so to leave him sooner".Jenson button - the oldest pilot in modern Formula 1 in January he was 36 years old. And the most experienced his score is 284 start.
Nico Hulkenberg on Force India showed today is the best time. German Supersoft used SuperSoft tyres.The second was Roman Grosjean on Haas with rubber Soft.The third and Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari with tires Medium.Daniil Kvyat was ninth time. His Red Bull was rubber Medium.Danya believes that the development of RB12 is moving in the right direction, the car looks balanced and feel positive.Out of trouble - the team McLaren ahead of schedule finished the race. In just over three hours before the end of the session the car Jenson Button stopped on the pitlane due to a hydraulic leak. Fix it team did not have time.The results of the tests, day 3-1. Nico Hulkenberg Force India 123.110 99 laps2. Romain Grosjean Haas 125.874 823. Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari 125.977 784. Kevin Magnussen Renault F1 126.014 1115. Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG F1 126.084 746. Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso Scuderia 126.239 1617. Felipe Nasr Sauber 126.392 1158. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 126.421 889. Daniil Kvyat Red Bull Racing 126.497 7410. Felipe Massa Williams 126.712 10911. Jenson Button McLaren 126.919 5112. Rio Haryanto Manor 129.808 78.
Sebastian Vettel showed the best time on the first day of pre-season tests Formula 1 in Barcelona. The second was defending champion Lewis Hamilton. The third time Daniel ricciardo.Most of all circles drove Lewis.1. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari 124.939 69 laps2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 125.409 1553. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 126.044 854. Valtteri Bottas Williams 126.091 785. Alfonso Celis Force India 126.298 556. Jenson Button McLaren 126.735 787. Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso Scuderia 127.180 558. Marcus Ericsson Sauber 127.555 889. Pascal Wehrlein Manor 128.292 54.10. Romain Grosjean Haas 128.399 3111. Jolyon Palmer Renault F1 129.356 36.
In Barcelona ended the morning of the first day of pre-season tests Formula 1, which resulted in the best lap time showed Sebastian Vettel.Formula 1. Barcelona. February 22. Tests.1. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari 124.939 36 laps2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 125.409 643. Valtteri Bottas Williams 126.091 414. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 126.704 205. Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso Scuderia 127.180 356. Jenson Button McLaren 127.691 337. Marcus Ericsson Sauber 128.165 368. Romain Grosjean Haas 128.399 139. Alfonso Celis Force India 129.668 1910. Jolyon Palmer Renault F1 131.351 1511. Pascal Wehrlein Manor 135.637 6.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen said that and will continue to do everything to go racing.Kevin Magnussen "I know that my career as a pilot will continue. I'm going to go racing on and on. While I can't name a series that will argue, but I do say that to give will be there at 100.My road to Formula 1 is not closed, because in the short time of this world Cup should leave some of the veterans. I'm still young, so ready to come on as a substitute in any moment."Of the old-timers of the championship it is possible to allocate Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa.
At the end of the race Max Verstappen actively attacked opponents and made it to 12th position. However, after the finish the stewards punished the pilot Toro Rosso and penalty seconds points.Even during the race Verstappen has earned 5 seconds for overtaking Jenson Button off the track. After the finish, he added another 20 seconds for ignoring blue flags. In addition, for the first violation Max received one penalty point per second or two. And now his score of 8 points - the Dutchman is the leader on this indicator.
Ex-Formula 1 driver mark Webber, now playing in the WEC, admitted that very much wants to see his partner Jenson Button.Mark Webber "Jenson has been a great career, and I hope that he will succeed next year. And I am also sure that no one can say about Jenson something bad. He is a very good pilot, world champion.And personally, as a selfish man, I wish he was racing me. I'd like to believe that once the WEC will accept him into their family".
Having won the qualification of Grand Prix of Mexico, Nico Rosberg joined the club of drivers who have won twenty or more pole-positions. The German is the only representative of this club, never won the championship.The number of pole positions, Rosberg caught up with the champion of 1996 Damon hill. Theoretically, this season he'll be able to catch up and two-time champion Fernando Alonso.The number of pole-positions1. Michael Schumacher - 682. Ayrton Senna - 653. Lewis Hamilton - 494. Sebastian Vettel - 465. Jim Clark - 33 Alain Prost - 337. Nigel Mansell - 328. Juan-Manuel Fangio - 299. Mika Hakkinen - 2610. Niki Lauda - 24 Nelson Piquet - 2412. Fernando Alonso - 2213. Damon Hill - 20 Nico Rosberg - 2018. Kimi Raikkonen - 16 Felipe Massa - 16.34. Jenson Button - 8.67. Nico hlkenberg - 1 Pastor Maldonado - 1 - active pilots.
In qualifying Kimi Raikkonen showed the 15-th result, but because of the replacement gearbox had to start 18th. However, before the start of the race the Finn lost another position.Ferrari's Finnish driver had replaced the elements of the power plant, and was followed by a penalty in the form of a loss of 30 positions. But to start it will be the 19th, and penultimate, as Jenson Button from McLaren has accumulated fines of 70 positions.
During the Grand Prix of Mexico, the pilot of McLaren's Jenson button set a new record, earning a penalty in the form of the loss of 70 positions at the start of the race.Before the start of the race weekend it became known that the team McLaren will hold a double substitution of all elements of power installation on the car of Jenson Button, for which the pilot was waiting for the punishment in the form of loss of 50 positions. However, after Saturday practice, they had to put a new power unit, already 12 this season. As a result, a further 20 positions.However, Jenson to lose nothing, and now you can replace the engine a couple of times - in any case, the button will start last.In addition to the Button, the penalties for a replacement gearbox and engine have earned Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. So at the end of the start will be at once three champion.
With fines, the racing weekend in Mexico for pilots McLaren. And if Fernando Alonso will lose at the start of the 15 positions, Jenson Button will be punished in the form of 50 items.In the last race in Austin Alonso used a new version of the engine, which, however, summed up the Spaniard for a few laps before the finish. Now on the car the Spaniard put in a new internal combustion engine and a new transmission.On the machine the Button twice will change all the elements of the power plant to the end of the season it was possible to work without penalty. Like Fernando, Jenson will get the new version of the engine.
Lewis Hamilton won the race the United States Grand Prix, which was marked by a large number of interesting events has passed and the track dried out, due to what became world champion 2015. All pilots started on the new intermediate tyres and waited for the drying and optimum route since the switch to slick tyres. And Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg who finished second, drove one of the first segment at the intermediate tires and two tires cut on the soft type.A key element of the victory was the timing of making pit stops. The staff of the teams and drivers needed to make the right tactical decision, despite lacking the opportunity to practice on a dry track before the race, which the team did not have information about the degree of wear and reduction characteristics of the tires.To a great extent on the strategy was influenced by two trips to the track the safety car as well as two periods of the virtual safety car. Hamilton went into the pits during the second period of staying on track of the safety car before the finish, and when the safety car first time led the peleton, Hamilton remained on the track.It seemed that the pilots committed a pit stop during the first departure of the safety car, got the advantage, but it was offset by the second period of their stay on the track the safety car. As a result, those pilots who were not in the pits, was able to do it without losing time to overcome the pit lane at reduced speed.Hamilton left the track after his second and final pit stop in second, but took advantage of the increased speed of new soft tyres P Zero Yellow yellow marking to take away from Rosberg's leadership position. It should be noted that the results of the morning qualifying session, Rosberg started from pole position.Above all among the pilots, three times visited the boxes, was the pilot of the team Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, who, by the way, even took the last place on the podium. It is worth noting that during his second pit stop Vettel got the tyres of medium hardness, not soft tires, as its immediate rivals. Then during the second period of the safety car for the third time he drove into the pits simultaneously with the Hamilton's. You must remember that because the penalty Vettel started the race 13-m. Since the pilot started on a wet track, he no longer had to use during the race slick tires of both types. The track dried up for the majority of drivers decided to use the faster soft rubber compound, but Vettel was the first of the leading drivers who have decided to apply a more wear resistant moderately hard composition.Sergio Perez from team Force India became the only pilot, has implemented the strategy of "intermediate-soft-intermediate" tyres after two stops in the pits he finished fifth. The Mexican finished in front of the pilot of McLaren's Jenson Button and the pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz, who after starting from the last position grid due to elimination in qualifying was seventh at the finish. He also visited the pits three times. Most pit stops were on the account of the pilot of the team Sauber Felipe Nasr, who drove five times in the pits, but still finished spectacle ninth place.Paul Hembery, Director of the division of Pirelli Motorsport "After several delays and heavy rain the long awaited race had now started. Wet track at the start made a certain element of unpredictability in the development of race strategy and the race itself was full of interesting events. Before the race the team did not have time to practice on a dry track, so they had to "read" the conditions during the race and react instantly to them, rather than relying on previously collected information. It turns out that to show good results have been those pilots who were able to optimally work with their teams in such difficult conditions. Congratulations to Lewis with a well-deserved third championship title won by the good results of the season. The outcome of the Grand Prix was unclear until the very end of the race, which guaranteed a thrilling finale, which has earned fans, and summed up it is certainly a memorable weekend".The best results of types of tyresSoft shiny Rosberg - 140,6662 Hamilton - 140,7383 Vettel - 141,330 Tires average zhestkosti Perez - 143,0102 Vettel - 143,4033 Kvyat - 143,728 Intermediate shiny Riccardo - 154,1942 Alonso - 155,6993 Rosberg - 155,790 The longest race in the raceSoft tyres - Alonso 30 lapsTyres of medium hardness - Perez, Rossi 29 lapsIntermediate tyres, Rosberg, ricciardo, Kvyat, Raikkonen, Perez, Hulkenberg, Sainz 19 lapsEvaluation predictTo this 56-lap race, we predicted a strategy with two pit stops, but it was very difficult to predict the specific time of the pit stops, as drivers have not had the opportunity to practice on a dry track. In the end, Hamilton twice in the pits, he started on intermediate tyres, and then drove into the pits on 18th and 43rd laps to get the tires soft. A similar strategy implemented and Rosberg.
The head of McLaren Ron Dennis after Jenson Button began to heap praise on Kevin Magnussen, who is leaving the team.Ron Dennis "Kevin over the years with us have demonstrated impressive results, he copes with the work in the team. Remember how he spent the last season After all, he didn't become a shadow in the background of Jenson Button. Remember in his very first race he achieved a podium This result speaks volumes.This year, Kevin continued to work hard, he helped Fernando and Jenson, although I wanted to go and he starts racing. He really wants to perform, so the team was not in his way, in the way of his dreams."Earlier, Magnussen said that no longer going to sit in the test pilots. McLaren did not interfere and was invited to the role of backup pilot Stoffele of Vandorn, new GP2 champion.
Pilot Lotus Roman Grosjean believes that the decision Jenson Button to stay in the championship is the only correct one.Roman Grosjean "It's just great that Jenson stays in the championship. This is great news for all of us, drivers and fans. It is the champion of the world, strong and intelligent pilot, who is still able to fight at the highest level. It is also very interesting, so many people love it.Were racing, when we wrestled with him on the track, and hopefully, next year we will conduct a new duel".