Watson: Button should stop complaining
26 April 2013 – Ex-Formula 1 driver John Watson believes that Jenson Button was wrong to complain about team-mate Sergio Pérez over his radio during the Bahrain Grand Prix and has urged the 2009 World Champion "to come to terms" with the adapting Mexican.
Button, whose car was clipped by Pérez during one of multiple wheel-to-wheel battles, repeatedly voiced his concerns during the race, but Watson says it is up to him to find an answer instead of accusing his new team-mate of being too aggressive.
Watson added that Pérez's actions at Sakhir simply outline his desire to establish a foothold in the McLaren team, having endured a challenging start to the season.
"Button is very experienced and the number one driver in that team, even though McLaren say there is no number one and number two. But because he is in that position, he has a target on his back and Pérez will think that if he beats him, he'll be in the pound seat."
After the opening four races of the campaign, McLaren occupies sixth position in the Constructors' standings on a total of 23 points, 86 behind current leaders Red Bull.