Being first of the losers means $10-million extra for McLaren

21 November, 2012

Jenson ButtonNov.21 (GMM) McLaren’s battle for the 2012 Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ crowns is over, but Jenson Button said that the Woking based team, whose ‘supremo’ Ron Dennis once famously reiterated the phraze, “second is just first of the losers”, is nonetheless determined to be runner-up.

Red Bull has now secured the constructors’ title for this year, but McLaren is just 14 points behind Ferrari for second place, with just this weekend’s Brazilian showdown left to run.

Britain’s Sun newspaper said the difference between second and third is almost $10 million in Concorde Agreement prize-money.

“The constructors’ title does mean a lot to me because it is a lot of money,” driver Jenson Button confirmed. I think we can do it, but we will need the perfect weekend.

“It is also nice to get one over on Ferrari. We want to finish in front of them.

“We are a competitive team. We cannot beat Red Bull but we can beat Ferrari, which has to be our aim.”

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  • Deep water

    If the rain pours down as predicted Button would be the dark horse to win this race imho. Hamilton will slide off within 10 laps as will Webber and Massa, Vettel will be driving carefully and Alonso wont keep up with Jensons’ pace. Lets find me a bookmaker.

  • GPFanatix

    @deep water

    You really are deep. Your common sense has drowned by it…

  • Equinox28

    @GPFanatix

    Epic!

  • Venezia

    They will definitely beat Ferrari because mclaren is good stealing one up their noses! If you know what I mean ferrarigatesters!

  • abraham

    wow.. button, used to be a world champion, settles for 2nd or 3rd or 5th for a few extra dollars.. exactly what a world champion looks for and tries to achieve

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