MAY 9, 2001
Stewart raps Button
Button is currently flailing round at the back of the grid in this year's uncompetitive Benetton Renault, but Stewart believes that despite the lack of on-track excitement coming the way of Button as he battles with the Minardi and Arrows drivers he should stay completely focused on the job in hand after a stunning debut season with Williams.
"I do worry that he has had too much too soon. He's been in Formula 1 for a year and already he's moved to Monaco and is earning a lot of money. Maybe it can work for him, but I know from my own experience that it wouldn't have worked for me.
Stewart feels that the excitement that surrounded Button's arrival in Formula 1 was a little premature and that he is not yet a complete driver. "He wasn't that special," he said.