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In the round-up: Jenson Button says no witch-hunt is needed at McLaren over their poor start to the season.
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“It’s not one person’s problem. No one within the team deserves to get fired over what has happened this year. I think we have made a mistake as a team, and it is not good enough. Of course not. But as long as we learn from this mistake and it makes us a better team, you will see a much stronger McLaren next season.”
“The board have been very supportive in this matter. For them it was also very important that the issue of good faith was established and they’ve been very supportive and been aware of all the facts behind what has happened. I couldn’t have asked for more support from them.”
Comment of the day
But my favourite was this one from @Bwal87:
Further proof that you should be careful what you wish for, as Mercedes take Lewis Hamilton’s request to simplify his steering wheel a bit too far.
From the forum
- Lucas Foresti emerged unscathed from a nasty crash in yesterday’s Formula Renault 3.5 race in Moscow
Happy birthday to Logan00Si!
On this day in F1
Jim Clark obliterated his rivals in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort 50 years ago today.
Starting from pole position in his Lotus 25 he led every lap, set the fastest lap and won, lapping every other driver on the way. Dan Gurney was second for Brabham followed by John Surtees in a Ferrari.
Here’s some footage of the race:
Image © McLaren/Hoch Zwei