Jenson Button, McLaren, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013

Button: No-one deserves sack over McLaren problems

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button, McLaren, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013In the round-up: Jenson Button says no witch-hunt is needed at McLaren over their poor start to the season.

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Jenson Button says disappointing McLaren should not play blame game (The Guardian)

“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.”

Brawn: Future wasn’t discussed

“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.”

F1 drive ‘like 12 rounds with Carl Froch’ (BBC)

“Mike Bushell was taken for a spin in a special two-seater F1 car by Williams Team test and development driver Susie Wolff.”

Comment of the day

We had lots of great entries for the Predictions Championship, among the best of which were those from JackySteeg, BogRacer, Dan_The_McLaren_Fan, AlonsoFan, Electrolite and Lucamus.

But my favourite was this one from @Bwal87:

Stirling Moss, Lewis Hamilton, Silverstone, 2013

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.

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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