Jenson Button, McLaren, Hockenheim, 2012

Button: “Triathlons make me a better driver”

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button, McLaren, Hockenheim, 2012In the round-up: Jenson Button says doing triathlons helped him improve as a driver, after running his own in London.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Button driven by triathlon successes (This is Somerset)

“The team know I love doing triathlons and that it makes me a better driver and a better person. They’re very understanding.”

British GP to get new promoter by end of 2012 under BRDC plans (Pitpass)

BRDC chairman Stuart Rolt: “The new partner would become the new British Grand Prix promoter. The plan is to completely separate on a financial level Silverstone from the BRDC for the period of the lease.”

How F1 wizardry that helps Jenson Button go faster is saving children in intensive care (Daily Mail)

“The system ?ǣ essentially a computer programme which can be installed on any IT system ?ǣ allows doctors to get a constant picture of how a child is doing by comparing several different clinical measurements.”


Comment of the day

The suggestions for Saturday’s Caption Competition were some of the best yet. I especially liked those from James Brickles, Mariano, Mike the bike Schumacher, Asdf1234, Jay_au and Matt.

But this one from @Red-Andy was my favourite:

David Coulthard, Weehawken police, 2012

“Sorry to bother you, Mr Coulthard. Someone mentioned doughnuts and we thought we?d better check it out.”

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On this day in F1

Ferrari’s anonymous Horse Whisperer hit back at criticism of their use of team orders – then illegal – at the Hockenheimring in 2010.

What’s more, their broadside was directed at the team’s former driver Niki Lauda who, in the Whisperer’s words “missed out on a fine opportunity to keep his mouth shut”:

Image ?? McLaren/Hoch Zwei