A Sunday DTM drive with Jenson Button
Jason Barlow straps himself in to talk German racers and the F1 season so far with the other ‘JB’
Posted: 23 May 2012
TG: So, 2012 is turning into a very curious season. Impossible to call. What did you make of Michael Schumacher's comments about it being like driving on raw eggs?
JB: Hmm. Well if you were winning every race, maybe you could make a comment like that, but when you're not... I agree with him that it's very difficult to understand the tyres. If you understand that the tyre degrades and you can work with that, fair enough. But when you can't work out what the operating range of the tyre is, that's the most difficult thing. I don't remember where Maldonado qualified and finished in Bahrain, but you wouldn't have expected him to come to Barcelona and win the Grand Prix. And to be quick, massively so. I almost got lapped by him! OK, I was ninth and I wasn't having a good race, but still... It wasn't horrendous and he almost lapped me. So it's difficult to understand what changes.