You klutz! Button blasts Vettel

Jenson Button has written off Sebastian Vettel’s title chances after being taken out of the Belgian GP by the Red Bull ace.

Button and Vettel were running second and third behind a fleeing Lewis Hamilton when the German made an attempt to pass at the Bus Stop chicane.

But the move ended in a collision after Vettel’s car was unsettled by a bump in the road and slammed into the left-hand side of Button’s McLaren. Jenson was out on the spot, and claimed that his title shot had been ruined by the incident, while Vettel continued to endure a problematic race before coming home 15th.

“For me, he [Vettel] has made too many mistakes this year to fight for the world championship. But he is extremely quick, we can’t take that away from him,” said Button.

“To get seven poles is extraordinary in the amount of races we’ve had – but to throw that many away is also very surprising.”

Watch the crash on BBC Sport

Vettel remains third in the drivers’ standings, but is now 31 points adrift of leader Hamilton after failing to score in three of the 13 rounds held so far and seeing potential victories go begging in others. Despite the expanding gap between the German and team-mate Mark Webber, Button does not believe that Vettel’s title bid will be extinguished by Red Bull just yet.

“I don’t think they will [back Webber] – I think they love Vettel,” he said. “I don’t think they will put all their eggs in one basket.”

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Again! Why is the video blocked in the US?

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Vettel made a mistake but staying behind a slow car while someone is trying to overtake you is hard, and he had to pass button in order to have a chance to catch Hamilton.
http://motorsarena.co.cc/

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Put up a link for your US fans to watch guys! i download every show and now i cruising your site too lol make things easier for me!

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all of u that dont live in britain heres a link from youtube:

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Vettel is the only reason parents don’t show their kids F1 recordings to put them to sleep
Seriously, F1 has become so boring as of late, that without somebody atleast a bit reckless, they may as well drop the whole idea and go play golf instead

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to those who ridicule f1 there is an off button on the tv set you are watching hope you know that and as for vettel the will be heroes and villians every race the only thing that changes is the people or drivers that play either part and yes i am british and i like a variety of drivers and cars

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So sick of vettel wasting his talent to be a poor copy of Schumacher. The kid’s an idiot and he’s not learning anything. Why RBR don’t back Webber more is anyone’s guess but then again a German in a German team ……..

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RBR is not a German Team. And at least Vettel is trying to overtake even when its difficult. So dont you be an idiot and be happy that the F1 is getting a bit more exciting.

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vettel “vettel ‘vettel so quick but yet so dangerous i wonder where red bull would be without the maturity of mark webber and his team look after vettel first what a joke . i hope webber when he wins the world title and he will tells those in charge where to go and how to get there !

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You can see vettels front wing swaying before he hits button, that cant help.
RBR is an austrian owned british team

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Everyone was saying the same thing about Hamilton last year; that he was immature and needed to get his head in the game. Before that it was Alonso.

Next year it’ll be Rosberg, or something like that. Vettel is just trying to cope with new-found success and a formula at RBR that works. Keep in mind he hasn’t won any titles yet and has only been in Formula 1 for a few years.

In the meantime, enjoy the mayhem and destruction, because the rest of the race was as exciting as mold on cheese.

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In the film you see Button moving slightly to the left which made vettel loosing it.
Button was as much to blame as Vettel was.
Some call that a racing incident.

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These comments here are the greatest. I couldn’t stop laughing from reading the first, straight to the last. Anyway old news, time to look forward to Monza!!

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Guys pause the video between 0.05-0.06 look at sebastian vettels right of his front wing. see how it dips? im not a f1 expert my no means but the wing only dip when it is exposed to “clean” air where as the left part of the front wing is still in buttons slip stream. now. pause in between 0.06-0.07 vettel has moved to the left and now the left part of his front wing dips and the right is in its normal shape. the more the front wing is closer to the ground the more grip you get, everyone knows this. but because one side get more grip than the other one the car loses its balance, so such sudden movement behind a car like this will make the car more unstable as your tranfering the weight from one side to the other very quickly, example can be seen in drifting technique “scandanavian flick” where the driver uses the cars weight to drift.

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ive watched ‘Button frustrated by ‘weird’ Vettel move’ and button says he left 3 inches of space, which he clearly didnt, closer to 3 feet and he say that there wasnt a spot of rain and that it was completely dry when there was quite clearly rain on the onboard camera. anyway, i think vettel is a fool for taking out button and a mclaren driver should win the championship.

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the vidieos on the bbc sport website by the way.

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Accidents happen.
Hamilton’s crashed before. So has Senna, Prost, Piquet, Webber, Button, Lauda, Mansell, Keke Rosberg, Clark, Schumacher, Alonso, Kubica, Stewart, Francois Cervert, Graham and Damon Hill, Fangio, Nuvolari, and even Tom Kristensen, the most succesful Le Mans Driver of all time!

Every racing driver in history, even the great ones make mistakes, and crash out every now and then.
It happened to Vettel. So what?

He was trying to race. The move didn’t come off.

Now just get over it, and stop criticizing him.

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If you use Firefox, go to settings and tell it to use UK website.

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The in-fighting (at the track AND in the office) at RB is the main reason why they have failed to take the opportunities presented to them gained in qualifying. This year’s new ‘senior’ staff appointments have caused internal friction that you just wouldn’t believe. On the other hand, watch for Lotus next year…

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#GHA good comment! Vettel lost balance, clearly, could be the wing, could be Button moving slightly to the left, makes no sense to criticize .. racing incident indeed.

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wat a stupid bit of drivin’…i could have passed ( or not) without destroying the others car…

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Vettel is a klot, he will NOT win the the F1 in the next two years!!

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Trouble is, Vettel crashes quite a lot..not the best way to win a championship

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Well guys you all have missed 1 vital point why is the front wing flexing at all…….. vettel is very brash at overtaking and needs to be more careful yes, but y havent they been penalised for what is obviously a flexable front wing. yes it passes strength tetsts but its still flexible….

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