McLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button believes that Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has potentially a Championship winning lead at the top of the table.
Button believes that Alonso has performed absolutely brilliantly throughout the season and his lead over his immediate rivals could turn out to be huge in the greater context of things. Alonso currently leads the table in the Drivers’ Championship with 164 points, a massive 40 points ahead of Mark Webber and 42 points of Sebastian Vettel, the reigning world champion.
Button’s team mate at McLaren Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton is 47 points off the pace and Button himself is a further 41 points behind Hamilton. Fernando Alonso, who has been a double world champion before in his career is the only driver in this season’s Formula 1 to register three wins and has been lauded as the best driver in the circuit by miles, in spite of not having the fastest car. This season’s Formula 1 saw seven different drivers take wins in the first seven races of the season.
As a result, the achievements of Alonso are all the more significant. Furthermore, the Ferrari car that he is driving this season has been blasted by former drivers for being too slow when put up against the likes of Red Bull Racing or McLaren Mercedes’ cars and as a result Button has also heaped praise on the former McLaren driver.
The Briton believes that it is extremely hard for the other drivers vying for the Championship to overtake the Spaniard but he did mention that each and every driver is trying to give their absolute best in order to cut down the massive lead Fernando Alonso has built at the top. Button also added that as a racing fan, he wouldn’t mind seeing Alonso crowned the champion at the end of the season.