Former World Champion Niki Lauda believes previous McLaren team chief Ron Dennis was behind Button’s go to the Strong Working team. Barely a little weeks after winning his First World Championship with Brawn GP, Button resolute to sign a multi-year agreement to team up with Lewis at McLaren.
The shift raised reasonably a few eyebrows, but Lauda says it’s not really a shock and also feels that Ross Brawn was not too cheerful with Button’s performances over the latter part of the season. “That was a true ‘Ron Dennis’ go – to run a team with two British World Champions,” he tell the official Formula One website. On the other hand, I am sure that Ross (Brawn) was not completely satisfied with Jenson’s performance in the second half of the season. But if Mercedes ends up with someone not as good as Jenson, then they’ve drawn the short straw. I would not have an idea who they should take.
Mercedes f1 are yet to confirm Rosberg’s associate for next season and seven-time Champ Schumacher has been powerfully tipped to come out of leaving to form an all-German driver line-up. even though team boss Brawn deprived of the rumors’ by claiming it is nothing more than a “dream”, Mercedes motorsport boss Norbert Haug remained coy when he was asked about the possibility of Schumacher joining the team.