Yep fully agree with everything you said. I expected Hamilton to blow Button away but it just never happened the way I thought it would.Manoah2u wrote: ↑Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:50 pmI agree, i've always been a great fan of Button and i'm honestly happy he got a title,Wass85 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:14 amJust look at the calls over the 3 years they were paired together. Button was much more willing to use his own instinct and make calls for himself, be that in race situations or setups.
to be honest, it was the most enjoyable title i've seen winning in a long, long time.
Yes, Hamilton definately is a better racer. So is Schumacher and i very much believe so is Alonso.
Though it's very much true that a good deal of his success was down to the car, but let's face it,
isn't that always the case? Yes he was the right guy at the right place, that is a good deal of luck there,
but he did manage to put it in a title.
He held his own against Hamilton in the same team with the same car and he did quite well against Alonso too,
so i honestly feel that is a lot to say for him.
And i do fully agree that Jenson's pure 'speed defecit' compared to for example Lewis, was greatly made up by his skill to read the race, lets say tactics. I'd concider Button more the Prost, and Lewis more the Senna.
Hamilton learned a lot from Button, and it undoubtedly added to Hamilton's current success, making him a more complete driver.
I don't know if it took Button to become world champion or to be partnered with Lewis before he kicked up another gear but race pace wise he troubled Hamilton the most out of any teammate since Alonso.