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Was Jenson Button a Lucky World Champion?

The last time a driver went on a winning streak as dominant as Sebastian Vettel’s current run of form was in 2009 when Jenson Button won six of the opening seven races of the season. It is four years ago to the day today that Button sealed his one and only drivers’ title to date with a fifth-place finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix. But while only a fool would suggest that Vettel has been lucky to win the title this year, which he surely will do, such a suggestion has been made of Button’s title-winning campaign.   The Double-Diffuser Row Much of the criticism of the 2009 F1 season was not levelled at Button as such but about his Brawn 001 car, which exploited a loophole in the regulations with its clever double diffu...

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