Jenson Button Doesn't Want A Pretty Nose, He Wants A RHENOCÉROS!

by Peter Dushenski

The 2009 World Champion, the off-season triathlete who is now only a Schumacher re-retirement away from taking an Old Fogeys of F1 podium, is confusingly envious. The loathsome nose exhibited on every other 2012 F1 car, other than Jenson’s majestic McLaren MP4-27 reminds me of the scene in Midnight in Paris when Salvador Dali, played by the notable nose of Adrian Brody, goes on at length about the RHENOCÉROS(!), a creature known for its bi-horned beak (I’ve included the scene below for the unfamiliar). Come to think of it, if you crossed Brody with a rhino, a 2012 F1 car wouldn’t be far off. Except the very pretty McLaren. Yet the monstrous muzzle is the apple of Button’s eye! How can this be?!

After Peter Orosz’s compelling thesis in favour of McLaren’s beautiful sniffer swept me off my feet, Button’s clear uncertainty regarding his team’s 2012 design direction, despite his admitted preference for the new seating position, doesn’t instill confidence.

C’mon man! You’ve got two weeks to grow a pair! As Tina Fey famously said, “Confidence in 10% hard work and 90% delusion”. And it sounds like Jenson might be too experienced (read: old) to delude himself any longer.

The 2012 Formula One season starts in 2 weeks in Australia. I wasn’t that excited either, until I watched this.

Oh right, RHENOCÉROS(!)

Since I’m involved in a F1 pool this year, and I’ve gone heavy on the fetching Macca, you can expect a liberal sprinkling of F1 articles in the months to come. This has been a weekend bonus article.

[Video credits: YouTube]

2 thoughts on “Jenson Button Doesn't Want A Pretty Nose, He Wants A RHENOCÉROS!

  1. Danny Chin says:

    I’m pretty damn excited for this season. If we’re to believe that the test times are truly what these cars are capable of, we can expect a lot of battles for podium finishes and not just from McLaren and Red Bull. Lotus-Renault’s Grosjean is showing some pace, especially for a rookie. Throw in Mercedes, Force India, and Sauber and at least the first half of the season is looking like fun…. before the big teams start throwing tons of money at developing new parts.

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