Wild on Wheels

From wild wheels to crazy crashes, check out the best in motoring news and quirky stories in our Wild on Wheels section!

2014 SA Bike of Year: YOU get a vote!

Vote and win! The 2014 Amid motorcycle show will announce the second annual 2014 SA Bike of the Year awards.

Button: 'Title's beyond reach'

2013-06-11 10:29

GIVING UP ON 2013: Jenson Button says that although McLaren is capable of winning races his team will “never” win the 2013 championship. Image: AFP

kalahari.com

  • Lewis Hamilton

    A comprehensive biography of one of the biggest personalities to hit the sporting world in 2007. Now R113.95


    buy now

 
MONTREAL, Canada - McLaren's Jenson button, given his team's dismal performance at the 2013 Canadian Formula 1 GP,  has  written off the 2013 championship.

Button said after failing to score points in Montreal that, seven races into the troubled development of the MP4-28, the gap to the leading teams remained "massive".

‘WE CAN STILL WIN GP'S

Button said: "We're so far behind, we're never going to win the championship in 2013."

With 12 races, Button is already more than 100 points behind in the Drivers' championship. The obvious temptation for a heavily-resourced team such as McLaren would be to switch all of its focus to the radical new regulations and a new V6 car for 2014.

Button suggested McLaren was determined to improve in 2013: "We can still win GP's."

He ruled out earning a podium place for his home British GP at Silverstone on June 30 2013.

As for how long the slump might last, Button admitted: "Nobody knows the answer to that. It's pointless for me to try to answer."

 

NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    mclaren  |  jenson button  |  motorsport  |  formula 1  |  racing  |  f1

Read Wheels24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside Wheels24

Wild on Wheels

From wild wheels to crazy crashes, check out the best in motoring news and quirky stories in our Wild on Wheels section!

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.