Button backs an Alonso win

2012-11-23 08:43

INGERLAGOS, Brazil - McLaren's Jenson Button believes Fernando Alonso deserves to win the 2012 Formula 1 Drivers World championship more than his rival and defending champion Sebastian Vettel.

On the same afternoon Vettel hit back at critics who suggested he was being carried to glory by a supreme and dominant car - and that he had earned his titles and his reputation as a great driver - Button begged to differ.


Asked who he felt deserved to win the title, Button said: "Probably Fernando, because he's been there from the word go and he hasn't really made any mistakes this year and he's been consistently quick. He's done a very good job in the car. Sebastian's been more inconsistent.

"If you look at the season as a whole, consistency means a lot; it's good to see that Fernando has been that good at every race."

Button added that Alonso and Ferrari's turnaround after a troubled start to 2012 had surprised him. "I said at the first race I didn't think he had a chance. He was a second off in qualifying, or even more, but they've done a good job, and he's done a great job."

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  • jono.qmann - 2012-11-23 09:36

    Vettel must watch out for cars diving late into the conners lol...there might be some Alonso fans on the grid that might try and get in front of Vettel anyway anyhow and then obv you have my hero Massa under Ferrari orders! Hope Vettel finds himself in traffic to make this an interresting... fie-nally!

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