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Jenson Button’s Example Is One Lewis Hamilton Might Do Well To Observe

All smiles: But could Button teach Lewis a thing or two?

All smiles: But could Button teach Lewis a thing or two?


In life do we make our own, or is it bestowed upon us at moments when we cannot predict its presence?

The question is probably one best expounded upon by the philosophers and theorists of this world, but it might be one that Jenson Button has pondered in recent weeks.

For so long the Englishman has found himself struggling at the back of Formula One’s grid. Yet this season, his tenth in the paddock, the 29-year-old finds himself comfortably atop the driver’s championship — thanks to the breathtaking pace of his Brawn GP car.

This turn of events is rendered ever more surprising by the circumstances that surrounded the team’s preparation for the 2009 season. Last season competing as Honda, the Japanese car manafacturer’s woes in the credit crunch forced it to end its involvement with one of the world’s most expensive sports.

Honda took the decision so late, however (December), that there was little time to make other plans. With no prospect of a buyer for the beleaguered team, and all other teams having long since appointed their drivers, it looked like Button — and teammate Rubens Barrichello — would have no car to race in 2009.

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May 3, 2009 Posted by | Formula 1, Sport | , , , | 3 Comments