Button: McLaren victims of their own hype

2018-05-09 16:05
Jenson Button (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Jenson Button feels McLaren have been undone by their own high expectations set for the 2018 season.

The 2009 World Champion and ex-McLaren driver thinks his former have made encouraging steps so far this campaign after double points finishes in three out of four races.

But Button reckons that early achievement would have been viewed in an even better light had McLaren not said they had one of the best chassis on the grid.

"The three big teams, it's difficult to challenge them at the moment and it's going to take a while," Button said via Sky Sports.

Button will also line-up against his former team-mate Fernando Alonso at Le Mans next month, a prospect he believes is a "worrying" one given the talents of the double World Champion.

"He's definitely one of the drivers you worry about," Button added.

"Whatever you're racing in, if he's competing - you're going to worry.

"He's not just quick. He's a very clever driver, he's got the experience and he is always there.
"If you have a great day, you might out-qualify him and you might have a great race but he will always be on your heels.

"He very rarely has a bad race, which is tough when you're team-mates with him."

Read more on:    mclaren  |  jenson button  |  f1


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.