CHILL OUT JENSON, SAYS NIKI.Byline: BYRON YOUNG
GRAND PRIX Grand Prix
n. pl. Grand Prix
Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course. legend Niki Lauda Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda (born February 22, 1949 in Vienna) is an Austrian aviator, entrepreneur, former Formula One (F1) racing driver and three-time F1 World Champion. Early years in racing
Born in Vienna to a wealthy family, he was born and raised a Roman Catholic. has told Jenson Button Jenson Alexander Lyons Button, often called Jense, (born 19 January, 1980) is an English Formula One racing driver. He currently competes for the Honda Racing F1 team. He won his first Grand Prix in Hungary, on August 6 2006 after 113 races. to relax in order to sort out his Formula One woes.
The three-time F1 champ reckons the 29-year-old is trying too hard and should chill out. It has now been two and half months since the last of Button's six wins.
But despite leading the drivers' standings by 18 points, Lauda believes the Briton is getting rattled by the form of team-mate Rubens Barrichello, winner in Valencia on Sunday. Button was seventh and outqualified by his teammate for the third time in four races.
That could prove costly as several of the remaining circuits favour the Red Bull race machine, especially Spa and Monza.
But Lauda said: "In the past I had a similar problem and I really got worried.
"It was with Alain Prost prost
Variant of prosit. . I couldn't handle the turbo power so I concentrated on the races and won the championship that way.
"Jenson could have won in Valencia. With the Vettel and Webber disaster he would have been laughing all the way to the title.
"Instead he has made his life more difficult. Now he must really push hard to get himself under control and get the most out of his car.
"The problem must be something within Jenson as the cars are the same and he was dominating Barrichello from the beginning.
"Something must have gone wrong in his own mind. He must find the solution within himself and I think he will."
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