Jenson Button
Jul 6

F1: Hamilton Wins Home Grand Prix As Rosberg Retires

Lewis Hamilton drove to his fifth race win of the season on Sunday. (Photo: Getty Images)

drove to his fifth race win of the season on Sunday. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton won a crash-hit British Grand Prix on Sunday to cut Mercedes teammate ’s lead in the drivers’ championship from 29 points to just four after the German had his first non-finish of the season.

Hamilton, the 2008 champion, started sixth on the grid. The British driver leapt to fourth on the opening lap before it was red-flagged, and suspended for an hour, following a crash involving 2007 champion of Ferrari and Felipe Massa of Williams.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Jul 5

F1: Rosberg Takes Pole In Wild Qualifying Session At Silverstone

Nico Rosberg mastered tricky conditions on Saturday to take pole for the British GP. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

mastered tricky conditions on Saturday to take pole for the . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the British Grand Prix on Saturday, capitalizing on a critical error of judgment by his Mercedes teammate on the last lap of a shock-filled and rain-hit qualifying session.

The German secured pole by persevering on his final lap in drying conditions as Hamilton — who had the fastest time up to that point — aborted his lap and pulled into the pits, believing that the his time could not be bettered.

speed-gp-racecast-620x90

Tags: , , , , ,
Jul 3

F1: Button not impressed with Dennis’ criticism

Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England. Thursday 3 July 2014. World Copyright: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _J5R2418

currently sits eighth in the driver standings heading into his home race at this weekend’s . (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button has refuted a recent suggestion from McLaren boss Ron Dennis that he should “try harder” as the team endures another difficult season.

Button tried to make light of the remarks but it’s clear that he wasn’t too impressed.

Tags: , ,
Jun 30

Formula 1: Dennis tells Button to ‘try harder’

Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China. Saturday 19 April 2014. Jenson Button, McLaren, with Ron Dennis, Executive Chairman, McLaren Automotive. World Copyright: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _L4R0053

driver with , Executive Chairman at Automotive, during the 2014 Chinese Grand Prix. (Photo: Steven Tee/LAT Photographic)

As speculation swirls around the future of F1′s most experienced active driver, McLaren supremo Ron Dennis has called on Jenson Button to up his game.

At the end of his 15th consecutive season on the grid, 34-year-old Briton Button’s current McLaren contract is up.

Tags: , , , ,
Jun 25

F1: McLaren Will Be In Good Shape With Honda, Says Boullier

Eric Boullier (left) and Ron Dennis (right) talk on pit lane before the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

(left) and (right) talk on pit lane before the Spanish Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

racing director Eric Boullier is adamant that the team has solved its key issues and will be able to build a competitive car for 2015.

“I do have the confidence that we will have a good car from next year,” he said today. “Just because obviously we’ve addressed all the issues internally, and I believe we made all the right decisions. We have seen already in Austria the first benefits of the changes which we have done in the organization, and I think now we are heading in the right way.”

Tags: , , ,