Check out our Arrive Safe feature…

...it’s packed with features, fun articles and videos to prepare you for the Christmas holiday trip and to amuse you on the ride.

Win a home theatre system worth R4000!

Stand a chance to win a home theatre system to the value of R4000 with Powerflow exhausts Sound of Summer giveaway.

Button backs an Alonso win

2012-11-23 08:43

HOPING FOR AN ALONSO WIN: McLaren's Jenson Button praised Fernando Alonso's consistency and hoped it would continue in Brazil and end in a victory for the Ferrari driver.

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.

ALONSO CONSISTENT

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."

Stay with Wheels24 for the Brazilian GP weekend.


NEXT ON WHEELS24X

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

Hot laps in Brazil as Nico takes win

It began with a stunning start and ended with private races between Mercedes Nico Rosberg and between Ferrari's Kimi Raikonnen and Felipe Massa - with Rosberg the winner.

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