The decision to introduce clutch-starts begins from the Belgian Grand Prix onwards is an ‘exceptionally energizing, positive’ move, however is uncertain of whether it will make a big deal about a distinction, says Jenson Button.
This move creates a mixed feeling among the F1 drivers but Button feels the move is a good one for Formula One. He also feels that it will not make a big difference in Belgium.
The move has yielded a blended reaction with respect to whether it will have a major effect in Belgium, yet while Button doesn’t trust it will be a ‘huge issue’, he feels the move is a decent one for F1.
“I don’t think that is going to be a massive issue,” the McLaren-Honda driver said. “The issue is we only have one clutch pedal. That is an issue. That is very different to what we are used to because obviously using two clutch pedals – as everyone does – you can manipulate the start a little bit more with dropping one pedal and holding the other.
“So, that is the bigger effect and the bigger issue for us and it is definitely more in our hands. I think that is very exciting, a positive.”
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