McLaren’s Jenson Button says that Fernando Alonso did a “great job” in Valencia, last race weekend at European Grand Prix Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso set first repeat winner of the season.
Alonso start from 11th on the grid and Vettel’s retirement helped him for top podium finish, Currently the Spaniard lead the drivers’ championship 20 points ahead of second leading guy Mark Webber.
“Been a lot of ****-kissing going on,” Button said The Express. I don’t know what’s happening, it’s quite strange. Most of the drivers in Formula One are immensely talented and many will challenge for championships in the future. But Fernando is one of the stand-out drivers.”
“He won his home grand prix, when everything fell into place. Sometimes when you make those moves, they don’t work out. And you end up in the wall. Was his performance scary? No, he just did a great job, and so did his team with strategy.
“The scary one is Red Bull. The pace that Sebastian had was amazing. He was on fire, and had a massive difference in pace to the rest of the field. We haven’t seen that before for a while.”
2009 world champion has to hand out his challenge with another best driver in Lewis Hamilton, Alonso has Felipe Massa, who never seems on the pace and Ferrari seem built around their star driver.
“He has worked for that. He has really got his team behind him. I don’t begrudge him that,” said Button.
“He is in a great position but I don’t think he gets different equipment to Felipe. He is just doing a better job with what he has been given and maybe he has had more influence.
“When you race against him and beat him, it feels special. I respect him a lot because he is not just very quick; his talents are more in the race than qualifying and surrounding himself with the right people in the team.
“He is a clever driver, so that is why he is dangerous, but I hope his winning is over, he has his home grand prix and hopefully we can take over now.”
McLaren drivers preparing for their home race this weekend at the Silverstone circuit for British Grand Prix. Button added home race victory will gives a emotional present.
“If I win at Silverstone, I will get really emotional,” added the 2009 champion, who has seen the view from the top step in Monaco, Australia, Malaysia, Canada, Hungary, China, Bahrain, Spain and Turkey.
“It will mean so much more.That was what it felt like after winning the world championship after so many years trying to get the right car and the right team. It meant so much.
“Not sure I will be blubbing like a girl but I will be emotional.”‘He did a great job, but Vettel was on fire’
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