Shrewd move by Jenson Button.
The BAR is
a better car this year
than the Williams, but history would suggest that when the smaller teams find themselves in the position of having developed a good car, they often cannot maintain the demands of development, whilst the likes of Ferrari, Williams and McLaren do continue to improve their cars and the gap is once again reintroduced.
This year proves an example of this - the BAR was undoubtedly the second best car car at the beginning of the season - however at this point in the season the McLaren is much improved, as is Renault - BAR is still good, but the gap has narrowed or has indeed been reversed.
This cyclical nature, sees in 2004, BAR at their high point, and Williams at their low point - I'd be very suprised if by 2006 Williams hadn't developed a car far superior to BAR's 2006 efforts.
A couple of questions...
How come BAR hadn't got JB
signed up for 2005 ?
Who will replace him at BAR - could this be a good opportunity for David Coulthard?
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