Lewis Hamilton vs team mate, 2010

Bahrain

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 4 8
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’55.217 (-0.455) 1’55.672
Race position 3 7
Average race lap 2’02.114 (-0.451) 2’02.565
Laps 49/49 49/49
Pit stops 1 1

Australia

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 11 4
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’25.184 (+0.653) 1’24.531
Race position 6 1
Average race lap 1’37.352 (+0.515) 1’36.837
Laps 58/58 58/58
Pit stops 2 1

Malaysia

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 20 17
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’53.050 (+0.839) 1’52.211
Race position 6 8
Average race lap 1’40.926 (-0.258) 1’41.184
Laps 56/56 56/56
Pit stops 1 1

China

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 6 5
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’35.034 (+0.055) 1’34.979
Race position 2 1
Average race lap 1’54.352 (+0.027) 1’54.324
Laps 56/56 56/56
Pit stops 4 2

Spain

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 3 5
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’20.829 (-0.162) 1’20.991
Race position 14 5
Average race lap 1’27.176 (-0.821) 1’27.997
Laps 64/66 66/66
Pit stops 1 1

Monaco

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 5 8
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’14.432 (-0.205) 1’14.637
Race position 5
Average race lap 1’24.843 (-31.554) 1’56.397
Laps 78/78 2/78
Pit stops 1 0

Turkey

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 2 4
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’26.433 (-0.348) 1’26.781
Race position 1 2
Average race lap 1’31.856 (-0.046) 1’31.901
Laps 58/58 58/58
Pit stops 1 1

Canada

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 1 5
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’15.105 (-0.415) 1’15.520
Race position 1 2
Average race lap 1’20.478 (-0.032) 1’20.510
Laps 70/70 70/70
Pit stops 2 2

Europe

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 3 7
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’37.969 (-0.241) 1’38.210
Race position 2 3
Average race lap 1’45.870 (-0.134) 1’46.004
Laps 57/57 57/57
Pit stops 2 1

Britain

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 4 14
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’31.118 (-0.581) 1’31.699
Race position 2 4
Average race lap 1’37.684 (-0.397) 1’38.081
Laps 52/52 52/52
Pit stops 1 1

Germany

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 6 5
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’14.566 (+0.139) 1’14.427
Race position 4 5
Average race lap 1’18.892 (-0.039) 1’18.931
Laps 67/67 67/67
Pit stops 1 1

Hungary

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 5 11
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’20.877 (-0.415) 1’21.292
Race position 8
Average race lap 1’31.389 (+3.449) 1’27.940
Laps 23/70 69/70
Pit stops 1 1

Belgium

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 2 5
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’45.863 (-0.343) 1’46.206
Race position 1
Average race lap 2’01.461 (+0.821) 2’00.639
Laps 44/44 15/44
Pit stops 2 0

Italy

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 5 2
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’22.623 (+0.539) 1’22.084
Race position 2
Average race lap 1’26.557
Laps 0/53 53/53
Pit stops 0 1

Singapore

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 3 4
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’45.571 (-0.373) 1’45.944
Race position 4
Average race lap 2’00.800 (+4.342) 1’56.458
Laps 35/61 61/61
Pit stops 1 1

Japan

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 8 5
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’31.169 (-0.209) 1’31.378
Race position 5 4
Average race lap 1’43.149 (+0.492) 1’42.657
Laps 53/53 53/53
Pit stops 1 1

Korea

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 4 7
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’36.062 (-0.669) 1’36.731
Race position 2 12
Laps 55/55 55/55
Pit stops 1 1

Brazil

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 4 11
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’18.921 (-0.367) 1’19.288
Race position 4 5
Laps 71/71 71/71
Pit stops 2 2

Abu Dhabi

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Lewis Hamilton Jenson Button
Qualifying position 2 4
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’39.425 (-0.398) 1’39.823
Race position 2 3
Laps 55/55 55/55
Pit stops 1 1

21 comments on Lewis Hamilton vs team mate, 2010

  1. michael bradshaw said on 17th May 2010, 17:14

    so is lewis better than Jenson so far despite the points difference?

    would be good if someone could put all average laps, overtakes & grid position together to work out the standings if it was based on statistics… would be hard to work it all out tho!

  2. Daniel said on 26th May 2010, 2:29

    overtakes? thats a bit clear
    Lewis Hamilton 32
    Jenson Button About 6

  3. badwolf said on 31st May 2010, 13:50

    Lewis hamilton is a much better race driver than button…button only has the 2 victories by sheer luck…one on one,he knows he doesnt stand a chance…no wonder he backed off in turkey!!!

    • janet talbot said on 21st July 2010, 11:39

      totally agree but i have concerns for lewis as from articles today by martin whitmarsh it is obvious that jenson button is martin whitmarsh favourite will lewis get bad pitstops,bad tyre choices and uneccessary
      pitstops which was what happened to him before.lewis is by far the best driver and is a very exicting and skillful driver.bring make ron dennis to see fair play for lewis.

    • janet talbot said on 15th October 2010, 9:51

      well said,absolutely right here is someone who really sees whats going on with lewis and jenson,lewis is plainly a much better driver than lewis much more exciting than jenson,if jenson drives a bad car he comes nowhere,if lewis drives a bad car he drags it by the collar and gets it as far up the front as he possible can.lewis is great.

  4. spa said on 31st May 2010, 15:36

    with so many color to choose from why two slightly different shades of orange makes it hard to separate the two easily at least to my eyes and computer screen.. otherwise very cool

  5. Burt said on 31st May 2010, 15:57

    Very evenly matched after 7 races.

    Quali: Lewis 4-3
    Races: Lewis 4-3
    Wins: Jenson 2-1
    Points: Jenson 88-84
    Podiums: Even 3-3
    DNFs: Even 1-1

    Evenly matched when they’ve been together on-track – China (3rd stint) & Turkey.

  6. Tushar said on 16th June 2010, 9:53

    They are definitely more evenly matched than i would have imagined… after 8 races.

    Quali: Lewis 5-3
    Races: Lewis 5-4
    Wins: Even 2-2
    Points: Lewis 109-106
    Podiums: Even 4-4
    DNFs: Even 1-1

    If you were to look at this a few races ago Jenson would have been the better of the 2 in terms of statistics… but if you look at it now Lewis has managed to edge just a bit ahead. personally i am a Lewis fan but i respect Jenson for his driving, i do no believe he is up there amongst Fernando or Lewis but i respect him for what he is capable of. I think Lewis will be looking forward to the next few races same as Jenson and they will both be looking to beat each other. It will be interesting but i believe Lewis will come out on top…i doubt by much though.

  7. kbdavies said on 18th June 2010, 15:30

    It seems people, esp British fans are loathe to say Lewis has driven much better than Jenson this year. Whilst Jenson has been good, Lewis has been MUCH better. Why cant they acknowledge this? Consistently having between 2/10ths – 4/10ths over your team mate does not constitute “evenly matched” – A phrase that seems to be over used when describing the Lewis/Jenson situation so far. “Evenly matched” means “Equal” when all parameters measured have been taken into account – Something that is clearly NOT the case

    I mean, if we can argue whether Lewis “blew” Alonso away in his rookie year, then we can conclude that he has comprehensively “destroyed” Button, based on the statistics so far. This year, Lewis has out performed Jenson on every single statistic you care to measure, except race wins – on which they are tied. And if we both drivers DNF’s into account(Lewis – 1, Jenson – 1), both through no fault of theirs, then Lewis would be leading the championship with a much bigger gap.

    Why we we just call a spade a spade. Jenson has been good this year, and performed against expectations – but he is NOT evenly matched against Lewis. Expect the current gap to increase as the season progresses.

    • Pete said on 29th June 2010, 0:28

      The only people who argue that Lewis blew Alonso away are Lewis Hamilton himself and his fanboys (and girls). No one else takes that comment seriously knowing how the internal team politics went down that season. Therefore, nobody but you would conclude that Lewis has comprehensively destroyed Jenson after 9 races.

      However, I do agree with you that Lewis has a few tenths on Jenson in Quali, and grid position could be key for the remainder of the season as they are pretty evenly matched on race pace.

  8. Pete said on 29th June 2010, 0:35

    The biggest worry for Lewis fans is that in a good car Button is always there or thereabouts. Look at Lewis’ best results this season: two 1st places and two 2nd places. Where was his teammate in those four races? Just a few seconds behind or ahead. Lewis can’t afford any slip ups, it only takes one DNF and he’ll be chasing again. However, his last two races have been very mature.. almost ‘Button-like’.

  9. kbdavies said on 29th June 2010, 8:40

    @Pete – I am not saying that Lewis has destroyed Button- yet. What im saying is that if you use the Alonso argument, as others have, then he has. And how exactly are they are evenly matched on race pace? Lewis average race pace(thats how its measured) has been consistently faster than Jenson’s in all, bar only 2 races. What is “evenly matched” about that? It seems u are one of thore unable to call a spade a spade. The argument about Jenson being a couple of secs behind Lewis at the finish is quite pointless as well – everyone knows leaders cruise to the finish, and Jenson RARELY pushes the car. If he did, in Valencia,he would have overtaken Kobayashi and jumped Lewis into 2nd when he took his drive through! So much for being easy on his his tyres. I am yet to see him gain a place through it this year.

    • Pete said on 30th June 2010, 3:35

      kbdavies, You don’t seem to understand the maths. Their average race lap is merely their total race time divided by the number of laps. So if this is the measurement you go by, and we both agree that the drivers use different tactics depending how the race goes, (ie. not always using their true pace) …then it’s a worthless measuring stick you use.

      They are even on race pace. Look, if one guy starts and finishes a few metres ahead of the other, never being more than a few seconds apart all race, they are evenly matched. Just deal with it.

  10. Hi everyone out there, anw if im nt wrng, lewis dont have a DNF..

    if the DNF u all are mentioning is the spain gp, then he did nt get a dnf cause he crashed on penultimate lap, so he is classified as race finisher.

  11. Tushar More said on 29th June 2010, 14:32

    yes he is still qualified but we still consider it a DNF simply because he did not get any points out of it, had he gotten points then we wouldnt really consider it a DNF. But no points is as good as DNF.

  12. tharris19 said on 1st July 2010, 21:49

    I will judge both drivers based on their results at the end of the season. Thats the only time it will matter to me as a fan and to them as drivers.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying to competition imensely.

  13. Stathis said on 9th July 2010, 22:47

    had to laugh about the lewis ‘blowing alonso away’ comments !! As far as I can recall. were they not even on points at the end of the year in 2007 ?? And also, if Massa didnt slow up to let his team mate through to help crown him as world champ then it would have been Alonso as world champ. As he deserved to be.

  14. Firestarter007 said on 12th July 2010, 21:42

    mmm, very interesting topic. As much as i like Jenson, he is no much for the fast and entertaining lewis! Lewis will overtake a tortoise even if it wants to let him by, where Jenson will wait!! Jenson is just at Mclaren to justify his championship. Look at Fernando right now, does he ever ask where Jenson is? No, he does ask for “where is Hamilton”?

  15. Derek said on 28th July 2010, 15:56

    I think McLaren have a great team this year. Between them Jensen and Lewis will maximise the cars potential and score all available points.
    The drivers know who are the greatest amongst themselves. Alonso & Hamilton right now are that people! Like ‘Firestarter007′ said above listen out for Alonso the only driver he is concerned with is that **** Hamilton!! It’s personal with him, even when Webber or Vettel are leading the race; “where is Hamilton”? (in a Spanish accent)

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