Button: “I will fight until it’s impossible”

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Jenson Button vowed to continue his efforts to retain his F1 title despite falling 42 points behind in the title race with only 50 left to be won.

Button told his official website:

I’ve always said that I will fight until it?s mathematically impossible. Sure, looking at it written down on paper, you’ve got to admit it’s a long-shot ? but I’d regret it for the rest of my life if I chose not to go for it, and then circumstances transpired to give me a full run at the title.

So, for me, the situation’s the same: I’ll be fighting until it’s no longer possible for me. In Formula 1, you just never know ? it’s totally possible that I could win at Interlagos, take home maximum points and have none of the other title contenders finish. If it?s another wet race, that could easily happen.

Basically, you learn early on in this sport that it?s not over until it?s over.
Jenson Button

He said his 12th place finish in Korea was a fair reflection of the pace he had on the day:

There were a number of issues ? it started to go wrong on Saturday afternoon in qualifying when the temperatures dropped and I just didn?t feel as comfortable working the tyres as I’d felt during practice.

Suddenly, the car just didn’?t feel as confidence-inspiring as it had on Friday ? it was much harder to find the limit, and I was struggling with nervousness and wheel-locking. In fact, I was quite surprised to qualify seventh, because I certainly didn’t feel comfortable with the car?s pace during Q3.

The race was an extension of that, really. I just had no grip: the brakes were locking at every corner. I wore through the Extreme Wets pretty quickly ? it might’ve looked like a strategic call to make an early switch to Inters, but it was borne out of necessity really.

And that set the pattern for the rest of the race. I lost out badly when everybody else pitted during the Safety Car period, and I just didn’t have the pace from then until the end of the race to be able to challenge the cars in front of me.

On paper, 12th looks like a pretty shocking result ? but it was actually a pretty good reflection of the pace we had on Sunday afternoon?Ǫ.
Jenson Button

Button said he is “optimistic” about his car’s pace despite qualifying behind both Red Bulls and Ferraris, and Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes, in Korea:

Our performance has been a little bit up and down recently. We nearly had the pace to win in Monza, we looked faster than the Red Bulls in Singapore, and our race pace was very good at Suzuka.

So it’s difficult to say precisely where we are. In Korea, we looked extremely quick during all the practice sessions, only to see that pace narrow in qualifying and the race. So I think we have every reason to still feel optimistic.

For Brazil, we’re bringing more updates to the car. That’s something that?s always impressed me about this team ? the pace of development is just incessant, and everybody is so determined to make the car faster. We?’re always trying out new parts, and making changes. We haven?t backed off the development stream just yet, so, once again, we?re hopeful of another step forward in perfomance for Brazil.

It’s a track that should suit us, so I’m already looking forward to it.
Jenson Button

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    68 comments on “Button: “I will fight until it’s impossible””

    1. I wouldn’t like to write anyone of winning this championship at the moment.

      Very good to see Jenson is still upbeat about it, going to require a huge amount of luck though, and I mean a whole load’a luck. Bring on the last two races! I just want to see some good races, I don’t care who wins!

      1. yep – bang on. I think that all five of them can walk away from this season with their heads held high, they’ve fought right up to this point, why stop now??

        best season ever (in my memory at least) and although Button won’t retain his title, there’s huge hope that he’ll have an even better chance of getting it back next year, with his input on development of the 2011 car.

        McLaren, Button and Hamilton have proven themselves as the morale winners this year, in my opinion, never letting pressure get to them either publicly or not, and above all, the comraderie means that Lewis knows he can count on jenson’s support, as soon as Jenson knows that it’s needed.

        Phil prew will not have to tell Jenson that lewis is faster than him. Fact.

        1. Jenson said as much during the F1 Forum on BBC on Sunday.

          I can’t remember his exact words, but he basically said that if he can’t win it for himself then he will do everything he can to help Lewis because he’s that kind of guy.

          I do wonder though whether there will be an agreed set of circumstances where (if Jenson is in front of Lewis) he will let him past and whether they will agree on a codeword to use in that situation – perhaps, Jenson radios in on the penultimate lap and asks how he’s looking for fuel consumption only to be told that it’s looking marginal…or something like that…

          1. but….that’s illegal….hahaha

            1. It’s only ilegal to have team orders to let your team-mate through. It’s legal to let him through by your own will (like Kimi in Shanghai 08 I think).

            2. I suppose any WDC contender will be happy to spend some $100.000 to clinch it though.

        2. I don’t think this is anywhere near the best season ever. Of course, one of five drivers can still, mathematically, win the WDC. But it’s not just the fact of this that does or could make this the best season ever: we must also ask why this is so. The simple truth is that the Red Bull is the class of the field. One of their drivers should have won the WDC several races ago. But some unreliability and many driver errors and below par performances have conspired against them. Again, Alonso has the car to be WDC: it’s often just as quick as the Bulls in race pace. But he made innumerable errors early on in the season. Lewis has only made one real mistake this year; but his team have made many more. And the McLaren has never been the best car anywhere and has been the third best car pretty much all year. Jenson has been there-or-there-abouts; but he lacks the raw pace of Hamilton. And he’s quite happy to not try and overtake and just benefit from a later pit stop or having a better car.

          There have been very few ‘great races’ this year. And there has been a dearth of overtaking, since the beginning of the season where there was quite a bit from Lewis. I feel this year is some way off the acme of the 80s and early 90s. Modern F1 is too safety conscious: drivers refused to race last time out for fear of spray in the wet! Well, spray is a fact of life in a wet race; and that race was certainly not as bad as some have been, weather-wise. F1 is a very safe sport, now, one which still claims to be as dangerous as it once was. I suspect that you’re more likely to be injured playing professional tennis, certainly football and rugby, than driving an F1 car. Almost all F1 drivers are like all almost all other modern athletes: PR cry babies.

          The lack of overtaking this year has also been a problem. If anyone objects that there has been a lot of overtaking on the last few years, I suggest that he subtracts from the total those passes made by Mr Hamilton. If we want overtaking, we need to take decisive steps. Drivers like Jenson can overtake; they simply choose not to. The simply fact is that F1 doesn’t really reward overtaking: the cost of getting it wrong, or another driver getting it wrong, is too great. Compare Lewis and Jenson – and Mark ‘the Assassin’ Webber. Drivers just wait for the pit stops all too often. I say we should get rid of the mandatory pit stops. Either allow multiple pit stops to open up strategy once more. Or have no pit stops to force drivers to overtake if they want to finish ahead. If the latter, perhaps increase the points gap from 1st to second to diminish the risk of getting it wrong. Then we’d have a Golden Age of F1.

          1. Charles Caroll
            28th October 2010, 18:36

            No. It is the greatest season ever.

          2. I beg to differ with many of your points.

            How many other seasons, in a long long time, have we had where you couldn’t rely on having an off day, because you’d probably finish 4th at the very worst? Every podium this year was been well-earned instead of just having the best car and only one other team in the same league as you.

            No great races? Australia, China, Canada and if you’re being generous, Turkey and Belgium. No season is awash with great races, we’re lucky we’ve had as many as three, considering other seasons.

            1. Yeh, I know you didn’t say “no great races”, just got caught up a little.

          3. What a great summary.

            Given the nature of modern F1, this is a good season, but the sport is definitely stiffled by too much safety concern. Of course this should be a concern (the fatality rate of the 60s is unacceptable), but it should also be accepted that motor racing, especially in cars that go over 300kmh, is a dangerous enterprise.

            I think it would be good if pit stops were entirely free of constraints, and tyres had a very short track life, with huge swings in performance/durability between compounds, with refuelling allowed freely. This would allow for vastly varying performance and greater overtaking.

            The ridiculously regulated pit lane should also be relaxed, drivers can pull out when they like but if you block progress of another its a penalty – but should be the teams call.

            Much greater mechanical grip from larger tyres would help too, as would continuing on th road of reducing the dirty air effect by limiting the scope and size of aero elements ((smaller rear wings etc).

            Maybe its in the nature of such a marginal sport, and subsequent game strategy, that overtaking will frequently have a negative expectation (chance of success * gain Vs chance of failure * loss).

            F1 still rocks tho!!

            Im constantly baffled by the failure to recognise the unique talent and racing spirit of HAM.

            1. Oh, and BUT can try and minimise the gap to HAM as much as he likes, but he has been comprehensively beaten this year.

            2. This would allow for vastly varying performance and greater overtaking.

              No it wouldn’t. We would go straight back to teams using fuel strategies to put their drivers into track positions where they’re least likely to end up behind a slower car. There is no better recipe for dull races.

            3. I suspected Id get shot down by someone with greater knowledge. (Im replying to Keith).

              Wouldnt the permutation of so many wide variables to performance spice things up?

              I guess being on wide strategies means cars’ real position is not necessarily visible on the track – which, yeah, would make things worse.

            4. It is a subjective point but I would say one of the strengths this season has been that because of the refuelling ban teams haven’t been able to use strategy to escape from racing each other. Think of races like Turkey where we had the top four covered by a tiny margin for a long period of time, and the drama that ultimately produced. It simply would not have happened last year.

            5. Yes you are totally right, track position should reflect real pace more than anything else.

              My enlightenment continues…

      2. It’s pretty much over for Button. Sure on paper it’s possible for him to still bring home the WDC BUT that means he must win both remaining races. He is 42 behind Alonso and 50 points to fight for. If Alonso gets only 1 point between the two races it’s game over for Button.

        31 behind Webber. So assume Webber gets NO points. That means he still have to do 1 and 2nd in the remaining races. So Webber can not finish better then 6 and 8th assuming Alonso DNF’s both races.
        If Webber DNF’s one race he can not finish better then 5th or else once again it’s game over for Button.

        I would bet on the fact that Button will NOT win WDC with almost as much certainty as I would be on Massa or anyone behind Massa will win the WDC.
        The chance that he can retain his WDC crown is slim to none. But I wouldn’t bet against the possibility of him beating his team mate or finish 2nd or 3rd in the championship but taking home the trophy this year nope. But beating his team mate means he set out to do what he wanted to do showing that it wasn’t just the car that won him the title last year and that he can beat another WDC in the same car.
        So he must tell himself and the team he is not willing to give up YET because if he agree that he should give up that means he should support the team and then his chances of beating his team mate is over.

        So ultimately this is just a way to ensure he can still continue to race his team mate and possibly beating him.

    2. What if Whitmarsh asks him to play second fiddle to Lewis ? wont he oblige ? He shud since he is paid millions of bucks to drive the car fast which is isnt doing currently, atleast he shud help his team mate.

      1. That is such a closed minded thing to say Gill. Button is still in with a very (slim) chance. Just because he is being paid millions do drive a fast car, the reason why he wasnt quick was because of the set up he choose.

        Button isnt a Massa, he has proved himself worthy as a world chanmpion something that Massa hasnt been able to do yet, and Button has also shown that he can come into Hamilton’s home and show that he can get the team on his side, they listen to his feedback and let him get on with the job, open your eyes a little to the bigger picture

        1. Button isnt a Massa, he has proved himself worthy as a world chanmpion something that Massa hasnt been able to do yet

          I’m not a Massa fan, but if he were to win a WDC, I think he would be a much more deserving champ than Jenson. Last year was all about the Brawn car, Jenson was at the right time in the right car, with a not so quick teammate. I think you over estimate Jenson, maybe you should open your eyes and take a look at the bigger picture.

          1. Jenson was at the right time in the right car, with a not so quick teammate.

            So just like almost every other WDC in the history of F1 then.

            Some people could really do with accepting the fact that the champion is the driver with the most points at the end of the season and all of this BS about having the best car, a rubbish team mate or being a “deserving” champion is an irrelevance – you still have to beat everyone else and you can only do so with the equipment you’ve been given by the team. Jenson did that and therefore he is Champion.

            Nigel Mansell is no less worthy a champion because the Williams FW14B was miles ahead of the other cars of the time just as Jenson is no less worthy a champion because the Brawn BGP001 was the fastest car for the first half of last season.

            Jenson agreed to give up millions of pounds so that the Brawn team could afford to compete last season and while he may have made far more than that since becoming champion the fact remains that many other people would have been happy to take the money and watch the team fold resulting in hundreds of redundancies and one fewer team on the grid, he also had to deal with the fact that the team had a very limited budget and weren’t able to keep developing the car as much as the teams around them could and as such saw their advantage disappear by mid way through the season.


            1. I guess this argument goes down to whether the best driver on the grid is the one who finishes with the most points, or the one who who has driven phenomenally no matter what his car is like. I personally, have based this argument on the latter assumption. I guess its no point in arguing if you are a believer of the former theory.

            2. I guess this argument goes down to whether the best driver on the grid is the one who finishes with the most points, or the one who who has driven phenomenally no matter what his car is like.

              What are you talking about ?
              Since when has being WDC meant that you’re the best driver ?

              You’re now trying to confuse two points because your original comment has been proven to be a load of nonesense.

              Becoming World Champion has little to do with being the best driver – which itself is a pointless accolade as no two people will ever agree over the definition of “best driver”. The World Champion is the guy with the most points at the end of the season, not the driver who is considered “the best”.

              Your argument was that Jenson is somehow an unworthy Champion because, in your opinion, he had the best car last season. Not only is this a load of rubbish as the Brawn was not the best car for the whole season and, by midway through the season wasn’t even the second best car, but it also fails to take into account that almost every single former world champion has been driving one of, if not the best car on the track in that season.

          2. I disagree. If it were 100% the car, then Jenson and Rubens would have tied last year, which they didn’t.

            Further, Massa has the same car as Alonso, but is nowhere near him, either on pace (most of the time) or on results.

            What makes Massa, who gets beaten by his team mate, more deserving than Button, who beat his last year?

            Plus, I think you can reduce most F1 champions with the “right time in the right car” argument. Without a fast car, you simply dont have a shot at the championship. It’s a prerequisite for winning, not a guarantee. The rest is down to the driver. Button won. Massa hasn’t. Sorry!

            1. Sorry, was disagreeing with Todfod.

              beneboy, you hit it right on the head. Well said.

      2. I agree with this site that Jenson is ruining, in effect, Lewis’s title charge. Jenson, bar the miracle of all miracles, is out of this year’s championship: he was only ever in it through luck, reliability, and caution. If Jenson had been helping Lewis from several races ago, Lewis would be in a far better position. With Massa as Alonso’s no: 2, McLaren need to respond. It’s all good being absolutely fair; but this is a competition with big prizes. And history is written by the victors. McLaren need to put all their eggs in the Lewis basket. With the car they have (once more, a disappointment) they must utilise every advantage they can get. Perhaps McLaren would have a better chance at the WDC if Lewis had a slightly less competitive team-mate?

      3. One of the reasons behind his move to McLaren from Brawn (I understand even taking a pay cut doing so supposedly) was because he want to prove himself to the world and himself that it wasn’t just the Brawn01 car that won him the WDC but him as a driver. His ultimate goal no matter what this year at least at the start was to beat his own team mate.

        So why would he want to play second fiddle to Lewis? By ensuring he finishes high it helps in the manufacturing championship. McLaren would forgive him for sure if they win the manufacturing championship even if Lewis wouldn’t get the WDC crown. The Ferrari way of supporting only one driver is detrimental to the manufacturing championship while allowing both drivers to race each other could hurt both drivers chance to claim the WDC crown.

    3. I guess Lewis shouldn’t expect much help from his teammate, but then again, I really doubt Jenson is going to be able to get ahead of Lewis, the RBs or Fernando. Jenson has as much of a chance of winning the WDC, as I have of securing an F1 drive for next year.

      1. And same goes for me too but I would say Jenson has less chance of winning the WDC, as I have of securing an F1 drive for next year.

    4. “I will fight UNTIL IT’S IMPOSSIBLE” So he doesn’t beleve he can win it then?

      1. he doesnt want to be overoptimistic n blind.

        1. What I ment is that he only says until it will be impossible, which means there is no other thing that can happen, that it’s just a question of time.

          1. Having that said, of course I understand he’s trying to be realistic, but still I think it sounds wrong.

    5. On the face of it I thought “jeez Mclaren might have a problem” then I realised that Jense only really has a chance if Alonso is less than 5th or 6th and he’d need a win to get really back in it and Lewis is generally quicker than him. It’s good to see this kind of fighting talk but unless something unusual happens which is entirely plausible this season he’s going to have to play second fiddle to Lewis because he barely has maths on his side right now.

      1. Actually Alonso only need to finish 7th and 8th assuming Button wins the remaining two races to rob Button off any chance of championship. If Alonso finish 5th or better next race it don’t matter if Alonso DNF’s in the last race and Button win both races.
        Buttons only chance is to finish first and second as worst result to have a possible chance of overhauling Alonso’s current points.

        1. But I would love it if Button brought home a win and Alonso DNF next time round just to give this season another twist and turn the tables once more!

          Not that I think it is likely with Buttons and McLarens pace lagging behind the others, but you just never know this year.

    6. Mc Laren have done a great job of securing points when they were late in development, now they have a top car (since Monza), they seem to loose points by the bucket load (by accident, default, of their fault or not). Let’s hope they manage to tighten the champ ahead of Abu dhabi

    7. Still, that was Button’s first finish (therefore, excluding DNF’s) outside of the points this season, so in terms of consistency, it hasn’t been all that bad. The only title contender to have finished every race in the points is Webber.

      Vettel managed to reach Belgium until he saw the chequered flag pointless, for Lewis it was round 5 at Barcelona, and Alonso has finished outside the points twice this year.

      1. The only title contender to have finished every race in the points is Webber.

        Webber hasn’t finished every race so he could not have finished every race in the points.

        Although I’d give him some style points for flipping the car :-)

        1. when Webber has finished a race (without crashing etc) he’s been in the points every time.

          1. so does lewis, Actually lewis never finished lower than 6th this season.

            1. Lewis actually finished the Spanish GP, which was lower than 6th. But he was running 2nd until the crash.

    8. I will fight until it’s impossible

      nice to see he stopped already!

    9. So then it is true that the mclaren drivers are underperforming as admitted by jenson.in monza he was beaten despite having a car that could win in his own words. He says they had the car faster than Rbr in Singapore . Vettel said he was faster than the ferrari. So Alonso won with the 3rd best car then. Good job Nando. In japan lewis was faster than the ferraris but was unfortunate but what were doing jenson? Finished a lucky 4th didnt you? And surely the mclarens were faster than the williams force india or sauber. Yet you were the last of the established teams? Even if his set up wasnt perfect he should’ve been better. People say that the mclaren drivers are outperforming the car. They were during the first half of the season but that have been compensated by slow driving and mistakes in the 2nd half. Very disappointing even for non -mclaren fan.

      1. NO Jenson is under-performing and to be honest you can only get help from your team mate if he’s actually ahead of your rivals. Can you honestly see Jenson putting His car ahead of the red blls or Alonso next weekend?

    10. actually, what else can he say….

      1. There were a number of issues – it started to go wrong on Saturday afternoon in qualifying when the temperatures dropped and I just didn’t feel as comfortable working the tyres as I’d felt during practice.

        Suddenly, the car just didn’’t feel as confidence-inspiring as it had on Friday – it was much harder to find the limit, and I was struggling with nervousness and wheel-locking.

        Massive respect for Button and Webber, two drivers who don’t waste time sticking their hands up and admitting a mistake. Maybe you could say “we he doesn’t have any choice but to admit he wasn’t good enough” but there are plenty of drivers out there who would be running off excuses for weeks about a poor performance.

    11. Here’s a question: Do you think Jenson has driven better than last year?

      Think about it; this was his first finish outside of the points, he has finished all but two races, he has taken the podium 6 times and has been in the top four on 9 occasions. Also, he was taken out of Belgium (207 points looks a lot better than 189) and would have picked up a few more points had his engine not gone at Monaco. Finally, he spent the best part of last year in the only car that was consistently fast and reliable with an average-at-best team-mate. This year he’s been armed with the third best car on the grid as well as a competitive and talented team-mate all the while in a new team.

      So, considering all of those elements, do you think he’s performed better this year than last year?

      1. Nope. He’s done about the same I reckon. I mean, if you’re going to bring Belgium into it, what about the races where Button was gifted points? Just restricting it to McLaren, he’s gained 8 points from Hamilton’s bad luck whereas Hamilton has gained 0 from Button’s and has lost less points due to his own than Hamilton has.

        Button’s closeness to his team-mate this year compared to his margin over his team-mate last year just proves how good he is, but to say he’s better than last year would be a little wishful in my opinion.

        1. Very true, the more I think about it the more I reckon he drove better last year, but I think it is up for some discussion.

    12. I will fight until it’s impossible

      Jenson, It’s impossible.

      He thinks that all four will crash and only he will be driving for victory :D

      1. stranger things have happened. (well not really, but it’s a good F1 phrase!)

    13. Sometimes what’s interesting is what someone doesn’t say. And he doesn’t say he’ll help Hamilton when it’s over, or when “over” actually is: after the race, or on the last lap and it’s not going to happen for him?

      I don’t suspect any malice but it’s an interesting omission.

    14. The way things are going with 2 races to go it is Alonso’s championship to lose. If Vettel and Button do not enable their team mates to get more points, then Alonso will walk away with his 3rd championship in Brazil. Both Vettel and Button should do the decent thing and concentrate on trying to win the 2011 championship.

      1. Yea, but 2 races ago it was Webbers to lose it, while Alonso was in 5th place!

    15. Jenson needs to be realistic here. He has no chance for this year’s championship, maths smaths….At no point during this season has he shown the pace of the front-running drivers, and his only wins this year were a result of unpredictable weather and his capitalizing of the mistakes of others.
      He should do the smart thing, not ruffle any feathers in the team, and help Lewis in any way he can. I think for him his mindset is to beat Lewis, I dont think he cares much for the WDC but to prove to his naysayers that he and Lewis are on equal footing.

      1. Icythes brought up a great point in the interviews this year between media and McLaren drivers, you’d be hard pressed to find one of Jenson congratulating, talking up, or talking about his teammate, while during the Belgian Grand Prix alone, Lewis looked visibly gutted for his teammate and was offering words of encouragement to him.
        What I honestly think is, as I said previously, Jenson wants to prove something to the world, especially the British media/public, that he’s more personable(ala his BBCF1 forum interviews that Lewis doesnt do a lot of), and better than Hamilton.

        1. Thank you Thank you Sammy!!
          I thought it was me, i thought maybe i was reading too much into things.
          There is nowhere where Button is talking up or praising Lewis. It is always Lewis saying nice things about Jenson.

          When Jenson first won this year he took a big jab at Hamilton saying being quick was not everything blah blah blah.
          He was taking a shot at him and gloating at the same time. At the time he actually thought he could beat Hamilton.

          Button went into Mclaren hoping if he beat Lewis then maybe people would take his WDC seriously and respect him as a racer.

          Too bad for Jenson, Lewis is way way more talented than he ever was or will ever be.

    16. Basically, he needs to mount machine guns on his car to win.. I’d love to see that. Lasers perhaps? Easier to hide, some aren’t visible. IR Lasers for example… Infa-Red Bull’s Eye.

      It would be great! :D

    17. Button needs to remember he’s at a big team now. where the team comes before the driver.

    18. jenson
      it was impossible from the day one of this year championship
      so enjoy your last days as champion and stop being funny

      1. … but I beat you weren’t saying that after the 1st 4-5 races, give it a rest.

        Very unlikely yes, but he had a chance… nowhere near impossible.

    19. Agree… Jenson never had a chance with Lewis around, even Alonso couldn’t win in 2007 such is the inclination towards Lewis. Having said that, Jenson would do a far better job being wingman to Lewis in the remaining 2 races.

    20. If any of the other 4 drivers just scores 2 more points than Jenson, at the next race, Jenson will be out of the championship.

    21. wasn’t that last sunday?!

    22. It doesnt matter how hard Button tries. He needs his 4 rivals to score no points in the final 2 races, leaving him with the competition of Massa, Kubica and perhaps the Mercedes’ to get a 2nd and a victory. Should be easy for him :).

      Either way, its not going to happen. Valiant effort from Jenson this year though. He has done well against Lewis, despite generally lacking the last tenth or two, and I feel the two of them have learnt a lot off each other and for a car that’s been a distant 3rd in raw pace over the course of the season, and has only been the fastest at Spa and maybe Montreal, it is a credit to the drivers that the WCC is a real possibility and both men are in mathematical contention with 2 races remaining.

      So far, well done Jenson and Lewis!

    23. I’m getting really good odds on Button finishing in front of Hamilton in the championship, and these odds are not as long as either one of them winning the championship.

      I wouldn’t expect anything other than a driver to fight on while ever he has a mathematical chance of winning the championship. Shame on you Massa.

      And let’s not forget that Button won his title in a Brawn. Not a Ferrari or a McLaren or a Renault or a William’s. But a car that very nearly didn’t show up at the first race of the 2009 championship. That’s got to look good in any F1 history book.

    24. Jeffrey Powell
      1st November 2010, 13:58

      I think the Fight untill its no longer possible attitude may be a direct result of the teams response to his comments directly after the race which seemed to me to indicate he had given up on the WDC. Jenson is a consumate spin doctor of his own ability but is prone to let his guard slip after a bad result .I would love to see Lewis win it but I think the combination of Alonso and the superior Ferrari will be just to much.

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