Button: End of Red Bull reign good for sport
10 March 2014 – Jenson Button says it will be "a positive thing for the sport" if Red Bull's stranglehold over Formula 1 comes to an end this season, after a four-year run of claiming both Drivers' and Constructors' honours.
The outfit has struggled with Renault's turbo power unit and car cooling issues during the pre-season testing period, with team boss Christian Horner recently ruling out victory at the opening round in Australia.
And McLaren driver Button reckons the anticipated overhaul of the F1 pecking order is much needed.
"I don't think a Red Bull will be on the front row, which is a positive thing for the sport," Button is quoted as saying by The Telegraph. "It's sad to say we think like that but it's the case. They've been too dominant."
Button is confident, however, that the upcoming season will still be an exciting and competitive one.
"I am excited about the coming season," he said. "From a driver's point of view F1 cars are not as much fun as they were six years ago, but you learn to adapt and you are still racing against the best drivers in the world."
The Briton added: "It's going to be exciting for the sport to see a smaller team, [such as] Williams, fighting it out at the front. People will love that. And you will see different teams coming to the top at different races.
"I think it's going to be an exciting year for the fans and without them we are not going to go racing."