Articles tagged with: Jenson Button
Australian GP, Free Practice Report, Headline »
The season got underway under damp conditions in Melbourne, meaning it’s still anyone guess as to where anyone is in the overall pecking order. McLaren went quickest in the first session, Jenson Button pipping his team mate as the track quickly dried out. Just behind them was the Mercedes of Michael Schumacher who set the fastest lap of a wet second free practice with a late lap as the track began to dry.
Car Launch, Headline »
It’s been a week since Caterham revealed their 2012 challenger but now the car launches start coming thick and fast ahead of the first test at Jerez next week. First up: McLaren’s MP4-27. Despite subdued form on the test track ahead of the season, last year’s car was there but not quite there as they repeatedly found themselves chasing after Sebastian Vettel. However, what does 2012 have in store for the team as they look to cross that gap between themselves and Red Bull?
Brazilian GP, Headline, Race Reaction »
Mark Webber ensured he didn’t leave 2011 without a winners’ trophy to his name after clinching the season finale in Brazil. Red Bull always looked like the team to beat and he and race leader Sebastian Vettel quickly pulled away from the chasing pack. However, gearbox troubles for Vettel handed the initiative to Webber while the German had to nurse the RB7 home to second place.
Brazilian GP, Headline, Qualifying »
Sebastian Vettel rounded-off 2011 with a new record for the number of pole positions in one year. A time of 1 minute 11.918s saw him edge out his team mate in an all-Red Bull front row as Mark Webber tries to avoid finishing the season without a victory. Just behind them, Jenson Button led an all-McLaren second-row…
Abu Dhabi GP, Headline, Race Reaction »
Lewis Hamilton returned to winning ways with a dominant victory in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Only one man looked winning from the moment Sebastian Vettel’s rear tyre burst as he approached the second turn of the race. Fernando Alonso in second gave it his best shot, although Hamilton looked in control even when the Ferrari driver stayed out for a long second stint. Jenson Button completed the podium for McLaren after losing KERS early in the race.
Abu Dhabi GP, Headline, Qualifying »
That man Sebastian Vettel clinched pole yet again, his fourteenth of the season – equalling Nigel Mansell’s 1992 record in the process (all be it over a longer season.) His late run of 1 minute 38.481s pushed the McLaren duo of Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button back into second and third respectively by just over a tenth of a second. Questions remain, however, about the circuits ability to allow overtaking.