@debaser91 . Ughh.. the 2009 season was nothing more than a Dominant car taking the championship home. Rubens was unlucky not to have taken that title… and that fact speaks volumes for the quality of drivers driving for Brawn that year. However, his championship winning season is another debate.
Lets look at 2012. Hamilton has lost close to 80-90 points this season due to no fault of his own (some early season team blunders, Singapore, Korea, Spa, Valencia, Abu Dhabi). If it wasn’t for those blunders he could have wrapped up the championship by now.
Now lets look at Button’s stellar 2012 season. He has lost close to 20-30 points (some due to small mechanical problems, and one big retirement in monza)
Now… lets look at their points tally if they didn’t have these unfortunate incidents – Lewis would be on 255 points approximately and would be fighting for the WDC win… and Button would be on 183 points fighting for 4th position with Mark Webber.
Honestly, Jenson doesn’t have an excuse for why he isn’t fighting for the championship this year. We have an equally lucky/unlucky Fernando in a significantly slower car fighting for the WDC. So why isn’t Jenson then???
Unless Mclaren have a car a second a lap faster than everyone else, Jenson will not deliver them a title. Even if they do have a car a second a lap faster than the competition, I would expect the other Mclaren driver to take it. The 2009 level of rule changes and grid order shuffle ups might never happen again… and I really doubt Jenson stands a chance of winning a WDC when drivers like Fernando, Sebastian, Lewis are still driving for top teams.