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The Sweet Hereafter
Jan 11, 2010


The BBC have called it for Button as well and they're usually pretty cautious.

e: Link

I'm so happy that he's got another year, but part of me is pissed off I have to care about McLaren still.

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Big Huski Boi
Jun 28, 2007

Huski Chocolate is a lifestyle, not only a product. It's about adventure & expedition. Living life to the fullest. It's a perfect recovery drink after training, because of the healthy carbohydrate and protein content, easy to digest and perfect for replenishing tired muscles.

if the BBC have called it then it's probably true, given transfer window rules

Abner Assington
Mar 13, 2005

For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry god. Bloody Mary, full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now, at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon.

Amen.

Button/Alonso?

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003

Welcome to my ignore list, cretin. BAZINGA!


NtotheTC posted:

I'm OK with any driver announcement tomorrow I think. Either Button gets in and seeing him up against Alonso will be a nice gauge of respective talents, or Magnussen/that dumb reserve driver will get in and I get to despise McLaren and laugh at their "future hope" driver getting destroyed.

I actually can't work out why Button wants to stay. McLaren have built complete dogs the last few years, and failed dismally to develop them over the season so they're even worse by year's end. Add that to a new engine and I'd be surprised if they manage to finish 5th next year.

poopzilla
Nov 23, 2004



Abner Assington posted:

Button/Alonso?

Its a cool driver lineup for sure. But McLaren is still a garbage team for idiots and it will be funny to watch them waste their last good years there.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


drgitlin posted:

I actually can't work out why Button wants to stay. McLaren have built complete dogs the last few years, and failed dismally to develop them over the season so they're even worse by year's end. Add that to a new engine and I'd be surprised if they manage to finish 5th next year.

Button seems to actually like challenges, he actively chose to go up against Hamilton the year after his WDC knowing full well everyone thought Hamilton would destroy him - but he didn't. Now he gets to go up against Alonso, the other guy rated as highly.

CoffeeBooze
Aug 4, 2007
Yes

drgitlin posted:

I actually can't work out why Button wants to stay. McLaren have built complete dogs the last few years, and failed dismally to develop them over the season so they're even worse by year's end. Add that to a new engine and I'd be surprised if they manage to finish 5th next year.

What other team could Button go too? Sure, he could have gone to WEC, but he has made clear that he wants to stay in F1. I dont understand why he would want to do that, but F1 seems to some how make drivers cling to their careers in the series way longer than they should. Hopefully Button wont become the next Rubens or Truli.

the kentucky quid
Jan 19, 2014



poopzilla posted:

Its a cool driver lineup for sure. But McLaren is still a garbage team for idiots and it will be funny to watch them waste their last good years there.

I really really really want a F2012 scenario where Alonso takes the battle to Lewis in a shitbox Mclaren and wins. Thus redeeming Alonso as the 2007-2014 MWDC.

poopzilla
Nov 23, 2004



CoffeeBooze posted:

What other team could Button go too? Sure, he could have gone to WEC, but he has made clear that he wants to stay in F1. I dont understand why he would want to do that, but F1 seems to some how make drivers cling to their careers in the series way longer than they should. Hopefully Button wont become the next Rubens or Truli.

He's gonna get Kimi'd hard. Enjoy watching your favorite driver get thrashed in his last year Button fans.

Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester
Oct 3, 2000


You know what's gonna happen though is Alonso will waste the next 4 years at McLaren just like he wasted the last however many years at Ferrari. What honestly are the chances McLaren with a brand new engine could compete with the ridiculous amount of money going on at RB and Mercedes? He'll retire as the most bitter living F1 driver.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

I will decide who posts John Howard pictures in this thread and the circumstances in which they post.


Rev. Dr. Moses P. Lester posted:

You know what's gonna happen though is Alonso will waste the next 4 years at McLaren just like he wasted the last however many years at Ferrari. What honestly are the chances McLaren with a brand new engine could compete with the ridiculous amount of money going on at RB and Mercedes? He'll retire as the most bitter living F1 driver.
I thought Boobens had that title? At least Alonso has two WDC titles

Kilmers Elbow
Jun 15, 2012



Abner Assington posted:

Button/Alonso?

Meh....we were all about Alonso/Raikkonen and that turned out to be a damp fart.

Carth Dookie
Jan 28, 2013



Grimey Drawer

Kilmers Elbow posted:

Meh....we were all about Alonso/Raikkonen and that turned out to be a damp fart.

Yeah but that was Kimi going into Alonso's turf. Button knows the current team, car and design philosophy and has built a relationship with them over the last 4 years. I expect Alonso will get things his way soon enough, but there's still a settling in period where Button might have a slight edge.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

LOOK AT THIS SANDWICH I MADE, IT IS AN HOMAGE TO MY FAVOURITE FORMULA ONE TEAM - WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX. I USED A RENTED FORD SIERRA, UPSIDE DOWN BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AS MY INSIPIRATION.


gently caress yes.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

LOOK AT THIS SANDWICH I MADE, IT IS AN HOMAGE TO MY FAVOURITE FORMULA ONE TEAM - WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX. I USED A RENTED FORD SIERRA, UPSIDE DOWN BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AS MY INSIPIRATION.


Having said that I feel for Magnussen. He's clearly a talent and I doubt McLaren are going to completely cut him out. Probably just farm him out to WEC or something and bring him in as Button's permanent replacement in 2016.

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


It would be cool as hell if Massa retired and Mag signed on at Williams.

Sashimi
Dec 26, 2008


College Slice

George Zimmer posted:

It would be cool as hell if Massa retired and Mag signed on at Williams.
That arrangement would be best for everyone involved, which means there is no way it will happen.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Human Grand Prix posted:

Yoong is also worse than everybody on that list, even Phillipe Adams. I'm hard pressed to think of a semi recent driver who is actually worse than Yoong - perhaps Claudio Langes.

Paolo Barilla of the pasta family was pretty terrible.

Low Percent Lunge
Jan 29, 2007

THE POWER
OF DREAMS


RedBull gives you whines


I don't really understand why McLaren is employing Alonso and Button next year, that's too logical and reasonable for Formula 1.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


My favorite bit in Alex Yoong's Wiki page, by the way, is this

quote:

Yoong became the first Malaysian to race in Formula One with Minardi at the 2001 Italian Grand Prix and left the sport in 2002.[2] Yoong had a less successful career in CART World Series


by the time he left F1 he had established a reputation as one of the most completely out-of-depth drivers in decades. and he had a less successful career in CART?

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


I mean I know Yoong was very well moneyed but to this day I really don't know how he qualified for a Super License.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


Alain Post posted:

Paolo Barilla of the pasta family was pretty terrible.

And Giovanna Amati I guess.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

LOOK AT THIS SANDWICH I MADE, IT IS AN HOMAGE TO MY FAVOURITE FORMULA ONE TEAM - WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX. I USED A RENTED FORD SIERRA, UPSIDE DOWN BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AS MY INSIPIRATION.


Good lord, I'm reading Joe's self-written 'About' page and it's just.... well...

quote:

Hello. I am Joe Saward and I am a journalist, although as you can see from the tabs on the left of this page I do rather more than that.

I write primarily about motorsport and concentrate specifically on the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the world's leading motor racing championship. I attend all the races, and I have done since the summer of 1988. This means that I am one of a very small group of opinion formers at the very centre of this multi-billion dollar global business.

I know the right people and I can go through doors that are closed to others.

I am not simply a sports writer, as I look behind the headlines and specialise in analysing the way in which the sport affects (and is affected by) politics, finance, business, innovation and the environment - and even the influence of F1 as a tool of social development. If I use figures I do not guess, I ask.

And the pics at the bottom of the page like they're supposed to be some sort of proof of his legitimacy lmao

http://www.joe-saward.com/

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

LOOK AT THIS SANDWICH I MADE, IT IS AN HOMAGE TO MY FAVOURITE FORMULA ONE TEAM - WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX. I USED A RENTED FORD SIERRA, UPSIDE DOWN BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AS MY INSIPIRATION.


As a bonus have the most unflattering picture of Jenson Button ever taken:

simplefish
Mar 28, 2011

So long, and thanks for all the fish gallbladdΣrs!



Can't stay young forever

Ghost of Mussolini
Jun 26, 2011


You Am I posted:

I thought Boobens had that title? At least Alonso has two WDC titles

Um Rubinho was MWDC 2000 - 2004, 2009, and 2011.

Jedit
Dec 10, 2011



Abner Assington posted:

Button/Alonso?

A team with 504 race entries, 501 race starts. Your Name Here McLaren Honda, 2015 WCC.

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


I haven't had morning wood like this for ages, this is the best day! Better get my missus before work.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

RIP Bobby K
Poland's Rose. Like a cabbage in the wind.


George Zimmer posted:

It would be cool as hell if Massa retired and Mag signed on at Williams.

No it wouldn't, Dave Magnssen is poo poo whereas Massa is top cool

Hegay
Jun 29, 2012



Rhopunzel posted:

IMO keep Magnussen on as a test/reserve driver, Button's gonna be retiring pretty soon anyway

Think he said he would quit if he lost the seat. Shame, but eh, he knew the odds. In the end I think it's because no Danish corporations came through with a cheque

NtotheTC
Dec 31, 2007

Ignore my post and just imagine the sound of me gargling Lewis Hamilton's dick, for I am the Andrew Benson of the Worst Thread.


Button has it according to the BBC. Good stuff. I feel sorry for kmag but honestly I don't think you can be outscored by double the amount and still expect to be favoured. Also ahahaha gently caress you Ron Dennis.

enri
Dec 15, 2003

Hope you're having an amazing day



Button!

ImplicitAssembler
Jan 24, 2013



Bah!

Rottbott
Jul 27, 2006
DMC

George Zimmer posted:

I won't lie, I can't hate McLaren, I don't know why. Maybe it's the history, maybe it's how weird Ron Dennis is, but I'll always kinda like them. At least I won't feel as bad if the Alonso/Button lineup is for real.
I like Ron Dennis. There, I said it.

track day bro!
Feb 17, 2005



Grimey Drawer

Imagine if they had a 3 car team of Button, Alonso and Hamilton. A team entirely comprised of fraud champions. Run by an autistic wasteman.

Myrddin_Emrys
Mar 27, 2007

by Lowtax


track day bro! posted:

Imagine if they had a 3 car team of Button, Alonso and Hamilton. A team entirely comprised of fraud champions. Run by an autistic wasteman.

Mods!

Pablo Bluth
Sep 7, 2007

I've made a huge mistake.


My dream three car team would be Pasta joining Fingerkind and Kimi at The Prancing Donkey.

Hegay
Jun 29, 2012




Lol if you didn't see it coming from a mile away. Alonso probably preferred Button, Kmag not bringing in a lot of money, another big talent in GP2. Legit believe Kmag could turn out great but it's a tough sport and he insisted on starting at McLaren instead of a smaller team, he knew the odds.

Brainwrong
Mar 20, 2004

RIP Bobby K
Poland's Rose. Like a cabbage in the wind.


Hegay posted:

he insisted on starting at McLaren instead of a smaller team, he knew the odds.

In his defence though, no decent drivers have come up from smaller teams for a LONG time. Vettel was the last person to progress from a crap team to a good one with any real results. Everyone else who has been given the opportunity has been dogshit.

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Dubs
Mar 6, 2007

Stroll Own Zone.
Disregard Stroll outside zone.


Denmark is like nordic Mexico anyway

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