Irvine slams Button ‘mistake’

Thu, 18 May 2006, 09:34

Eddie Irvine has criticised British compatriot Jenson Button for choosing the wrong F1 team.

The outspoken forty-year-old, who retired as a four time grand prix winner in 2002, thinks Button was either ‘badly advised or made a mistake’ in fighting to keep his seat.

In dodging his signed Williams deal, Button must pay the team’s Knighted principal no less than $9.5m every season until the end of 2008.

Ulsterman Irvine panned Button’s team, Honda, for failing to win a single grand prix despite having one of the biggest budgets of all.

He told the Sun newspaper: ”(Button’s) driving is up there now but he’s tied to a team that can’t seem to do it.

”F1 success is about being in the right car at the right time.”

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