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Posted By: James Allen  |  11 Nov 2011   |  9:37 am GMT  |  180 comments

With two races to go in the 2011 F1 season and Jenson Button ahead of Lewis Hamilton by 38 points, we’re running a competition to predict what the final points position will be between the two McLaren team mates after the final race in Brazil.

Hamilton had the edge during the first two thirds of the season then Button got in front at the Belgian Grand Prix and since then his run of podiums and a win in Japan have eased him clear, while Hamilton has been involved in collisions and hasn’t hauled in the points.

Hamilton, who has never been beaten by a team mate in a championship before, this weekend dismissed team boss Martin Whitmarsh’s suggestion that Button’s form was unsettling him as “rubbish”. (see separate story below)

So can he claw back the gap? Or will Button extend it? There are a maximum 50 points on the table for the final two races. You get 18pts for second place in a Grand Prix and 15pts for third place.

Put your predictions in the comments section below:
1. The order they will finish in
2. The points gap between them


The competition closes at midnight UK time on 26th November. The first registered correct answer will win a full size official cinema poster of the Senna movie – not easy to come by. The movie is now out on DVD and Blu ray.

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  1. ben cosgrove says:

    1. BUTTON, HAMILTON

    2.42 POINTS

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  2. Dan Smith says:

    Jenson ahead of Hamilton by 47 pts

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  3. UncleZen says:

    1. JB then LH
    2. 26pts

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  4. D Kadrinski says:

    JB then Hamilton by 25pts

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  5. Button Hamilton
    12 points adrift

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  6. Merlinghnd says:

    Jenson ahead of Lewis by 38 points

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  7. Valentino 46 says:

    Button ahead by 38 point

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  8. Neil Davies says:

    Button, Hamilton

    38 points gap.

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  9. **Paul** says:

    1. JB ahead.
    2. 24 points.

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  10. Alex Thom says:

    Jenson then Hamilton
    28 points behind

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  11. Orhan Dinçer says:

    Jenson Button ahead of Lewis Hamilton by 40 pts

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  12. Kim Noad says:

    Jenson
    Lewis

    46 points

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  13. Rodolfo says:

    Jensen ahead by 38 points

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  14. Kerek says:

    Jenson ahead of Lewis by 38 points.

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  15. Joe Duffy says:

    JB then LH

    38 points…

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  16. bigTclub says:

    jb by 44

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  17. Muride says:

    Jenson-Hamilton
    40 points

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  18. sam w says:

    Jenson beats Lewis by 32

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  19. toby1kenobi says:

    1. Jenson then Lewis
    2. 30 points

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  20. Robbiehooper says:

    Jenson leads Lewis by 32 points

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  21. Timur Akhmadeev says:

    1. Button, Hamilton
    2. 34

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  22. Dan Brown says:

    JB ahead of LH by 30 pts

    Hamilton closes the gap but Jenson has had a great year.

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  23. Estophile says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 27 points.

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  24. Raimonds says:

    JB by 45

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  25. Michael T says:

    Jenson ahead by 29 points!

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  26. Dave says:

    1. Jenson ahead of Lewis
    2. 33 points ahead

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  27. DanielH says:

    Lewis ahead of Jenson by 12 points. (i.e. two wins for Lewis, two DNFs for Button!!!)

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  28. wayne says:

    Hamilton ahead of Button by 2 points.

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  29. DB says:

    1. Buton ahead
    2. 41 points

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  30. Martin Fry says:

    1 JB ahead
    2 50 points

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  31. Kenny says:

    JB ahead of Lewis by 27 pts

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  32. Gerry says:

    Button ahead by 39 points

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  33. Ron Colverson says:

    Jenson in front of Lewis by 49 points

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  34. Sudeep says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 23 points

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  35. Sebee says:

    Jenson by 31 points.

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  36. Pete says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton

    By 48 points

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  37. Raymond U says:

    Jenson ahead by 31 points

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  38. Tim Chamberlin says:

    1) JB ahead of LH
    2) by 57 points

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  39. Snowy says:

    Button ahead by 35 points

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  40. Rob says:

    Button ahead…

    …by 45 points.

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  41. Richard says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 53 points

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  42. Andrew Cumbria says:

    McLaren one – two in Abu Dhabi, Lewis, Jenson. Vettel, Button in Brazil.

    Therefore Jenson, Lewis by 36 points.

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  43. dan b says:

    button ahead by 39 points

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  44. Moog says:

    Button by 46 points

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  45. Jenson Button then Lewis Hamilton

    49 points

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  46. Bec says:

    Button
    Hamilton

    42 points

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  47. William Wallace says:

    Jenson ahead of Lewis by 53 points.

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  48. Adam Taylor says:

    Button leads Hamilton by 56 points

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  49. Phil Hutt says:

    1. Button 2nd, Hamilton 4th
    2. 30 points gap between them

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  50. abulafia says:

    Lewis ahead by 5 points

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  51. Ray says:

    1. Buton ahead
    2. 20 points

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  52. Nando says:

    Oops, taken already. Can I change it, please?

    2nd Button
    4th Hamilton

    21 points

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  53. James Leaver says:

    Hello James.

    Button finishes ahead of Hamilton

    Points difference of 48.

    Thanks!

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  54. DeadManWoking says:

    1) Button over Hamilton
    2) 62 points

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  55. Mohamed Chaudhry says:

    Hamilton ahead of Jenson by 12 points

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    1. ESLKid75 says:

      Extreme! 2 wins for Lewis and 2 DNFs for Jenson? There’s wishful thinking and then there’s you, I guess! :-)

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  56. miuzi05 says:

    Button by 33 points!

    Finally saw Senna a month ago here in Canada. It took a long time to come here, and I had to travel quite a ways to see it, but it was marvelous. My friends and I all shed some tears, even though several of them knew nothing at all about F1.

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  57. Keir says:

    Button by 9 points

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  58. Rob Newman says:

    1 – Hamilton, Button
    2 – 2.38 seconds

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    1. Rob Newman says:

      Ooops … made a mistake … Button to beat Hamilton by 28 points.

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  59. John Nicholas says:

    Jenson to beat Lewis by 32 points.

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  60. Liam Smart says:

    BUT over HAM by 18 points

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  61. Mark Roberts says:

    Jenson ahead of Lewis by 32 points.

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  62. Simon biles says:

    Jenson by 31 points

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  63. Dave says:

    1. Button ahead of Hamilton
    2. 39 points

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  64. means says:

    Button over Hamilton
    36 points

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  65. APASUNOC says:

    1. Button
    2. 31 points

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  66. coefficient says:

    Button, Hamilton
    24 points

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  67. goferet says:

    Okay my prediction between these two gladiators is there will be a 5 point difference between them in favour of Hammy.

    [mod]

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    1. KRB says:

      Only 2 ways this can occur:

      1) LH a 1st and a 2nd; JB 2 DNF’s
      2) LH with two 1st’s; JB with a 7th & a 10th

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  68. Micael says:

    Lewis claim 2nd place in Abu Dhabi with Jenson 3rd. Then Jenson 2nd in Brazil and Lewis 3rd. So 38 points difference in favor of Jenson.

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  69. DP says:

    1. Hamilton ahead of Button
    2. By 1 point!!!!

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    1. ESLKid75 says:

      Hehe! I’ve got them equal at 252 points. Couldn’t get myself quite to where you’re at! :-)

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  70. Chris Stewart says:

    Button ahead by 32 points

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  71. Miguel says:

    1. Button, Hamilton.
    2. 31 points.

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  72. Adam67 says:

    1) Button
    2) Hamilton

    26 point gap

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  73. Andys says:

    Jenson leads Lewis by 40 points

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  74. andrew.cocos says:

    Jenson ahead of Lewis by 39 points

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  75. 1. Button ahead of Hamilton
    2. 51 points

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  76. Good competition

    Shame too much of this is being made though.
    Great for Jenson to be doing so well in a team that all thought he would fail in.
    Lewis is just as Mark Webber is doing, struggling with the car. I’m sure they are both smart enough not to be worried about 2nd, 3rd, or 4th it’s all about 1st.

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  77. iiro says:

    Jenson-Lewis
    74 points

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  78. Rob Stokes says:

    1. Jenson Button ahead of Lewis Hamilton
    2. 31 points

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  79. Nick says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton
    24 points

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  80. Paul H says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton
    43 point gap

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  81. Muneeb says:

    Jenson ahead by 48 points

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  82. CANADA ROCKS says:

    Jenson Button finishes ahead of Lewis Hamilton

    50 point gap

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  83. Andrew Dobb says:

    Jenson ahead by 51 points

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  84. Max Inga says:

    JB them LH
    by 32 points

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  85. Stephen says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 22 points

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  86. Nathan says:

    1. Hamilton over Button
    2. 4 points

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  87. Miles Anderson says:

    Jenson ahead by 24 points

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  88. robert says:

    1. Button
    2. 44

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  89. Titus says:

    JB ahead of LH by 13 points

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  90. Paul J says:

    Button will lead Hamilton by 12 points

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  91. Andrew Carter says:

    1. Button, Hamilton
    2. 43 points.

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  92. Harry Buckingham says:

    1. JB, LH
    2. 36

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  93. Seán Craddock says:

    1. Button ahead of Hamilton

    2. 65 points

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  94. CTP says:

    tied on points

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  95. Nick says:

    – Button, Hamilton
    – 52

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  96. mjsib says:

    jenson to beat Lewis by 23 points

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  97. ReviLO says:

    Jenson and of Lewis by 25 points

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  98. JB ahead of LH by 22 points

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  99. audifan says:

    JB by 28

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  100. ian says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 37 points

    And well deserved by Button-just has to get his qualifying improved and next year could be champion again.

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  101. Schumi Iceman says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 21 points

    The extreme bet is for Hami to win both races

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  102. Rudy Pyatt says:

    Jenson ahead of Lewis, by 45 points.

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  103. DK says:

    JB ahead of LH BY 26 points

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  104. TimeShift says:

    1. JB will ahead of Halmilton
    2. Gap: 27 points

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  105. paxdog57 says:

    Button by 3 points

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  106. Andy says:

    1. Jenson Ahead of Lewis.
    2. Ahead by 20 points.

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  107. Richard says:

    I’m really sticking my neck on the block here so I’m predicting a McLaren 1-2 at the final two races with a win for Lewis in both cases, which will leave Jenson still ahead by 24 points. – There are now not enough racers for Lewis to reel Jenson in unless he has another DNF or very low points score.

    So Jenson leading Lewis by 24 points.

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  108. James says:

    JB by 68 points.

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  109. Andy Kempton says:

    Button, Hamilton
    Difference of 28 points

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  110. Martin says:

    Jenson will be ahead by 36 points

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  111. Chris Crawford says:

    Jenson ahead by 17 points over lewis

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  112. Matt B says:

    Button then Hamilton by 22 points

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  113. Thynaks says:

    1. Button ahead of Hamilton
    2. Gap 54

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  114. terrym says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 16 points

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  115. Robert N says:

    Button ahead by 54 points.

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  116. Luke Potter says:

    Hamilton ahead by 2 points

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  117. F1Fan4Life says:

    Button leads Hamilton, 27 points

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  118. Jake says:

    JB ahead by 10 points.

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  119. Anil says:

    Jenson ahead by 19 points over lewis

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  120. granddad says:

    Lewis over Jenson 3 points

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  121. Gav says:

    jb ahead by 55 points

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  122. Robert Gunning says:

    1. Button ahead of Hamilton
    2. 11 points

    Total votes:
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  123. Alex_D says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 22 points

    Total votes:
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  124. Martin Nash says:

    1. Hamilton, Button
    2. 3 points.

    Total votes:
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  125. Richard D says:

    1. Button ahead of Hamilton
    2. By 16 points

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  126. ESLKid75 says:

    JB and LH equal at 252.
    Don’t need the poster though. I already got a few (both sizes too).

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  127. Ian Haycox says:

    Button by 14 points

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  128. Steven King says:

    Well, as it hasn’t (visibly) been guessed already…

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 15 pts.

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  129. Hussain says:

    Button by 22 points 😉

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  130. Gabe says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 31 points

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  131. Jonny White says:

    Lewis wins the last 2 races, Button has a DNF and 4th place to his name – they tie on points and Lewis finishes above Button in the standings by virtue of 4 race victories to 3 victories!

    ….Lewis then returns next year, fully focused and with his mojo rediscovered, batters Button in the standings, wins the World championship and tells Whitmarsh to stick it where the sun don’t shine and take the number 1 to either Ferrari or Red Bull!

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    1. KS says:

      Good story, mate

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  132. Ryan Eckford says:

    1. Hamilton ahead of Button
    2. 0 points, Hamilton on wins by 4 wins to 3 wins.

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  133. Craig says:

    Button ahead by 14 Points

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  134. KRB says:

    JB by 27.

    It’s probably been taken above, most combo’s have been taken … first I was thinking JB by 24, then JB by 21 … both taken.

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  135. Paul Kirk says:

    JB ahead of Lewis by 10 points.
    PK.

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  136. Alan Joshua says:

    1) Button ahead of Hamilton
    2) Button ahead by 24 Points

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  137. Dominic J says:

    Anything can happen in F1 and I don’t think anyone else put it, so:
    Jenson by 47 pts.

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  138. Pranav Haldea says:

    1. Lewis ahead of Button
    2. 6 points

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  139. Andrew J says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 60 points.

    I don’t actually think this will happen, but i was late to this party and there aren’t many other options available!!

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  140. Steve Mc says:

    Button – Hamilton

    51pts

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  141. Terry Hill says:

    Button to beat Hamilton by 29 points

    Total votes:
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  142. Flying_Scotsman says:

    Jenson by 41

    Total votes:
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  143. Baart says:

    Button, Hamilton
    by 56 points

    Total votes:
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  144. Vittorio says:

    Button, Hamilton
    11 points

    Total votes:
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  145. Steve B says:

    Jenson to beat Lewis
    Gap will be 25 points

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  146. Enigma says:

    Button ahead by 3 points.

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  147. DonSimón says:

    The gap? A season of frustration.

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  148. Jomar Eldoy says:

    Button by 58 points

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  149. ArunasNesvarbu says:

    Jenson ahead by 27 pts.

    Total votes:
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  150. type056 says:

    Jenson ahead by 1 point.

    Total votes:
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  151. Gruntr says:

    Button over Hamilton
    18 Point difference

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  152. Ash says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton. 8 points.

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  153. doodie111 says:

    BUT 24+ ahead of HAM

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  154. Alex Attard says:

    button by 23 points

    It’s too late nut I think he can recover a bit in the final 2 races

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  155. Serrated_Edge says:

    jenson by 31 points

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  156. tom glasberg says:

    Jenson by 61 points

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  157. F1Fan says:

    Button ahead by 15

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  158. tom says:

    1. Jenson then Lewis
    2. 12 points

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  159. MT says:

    JB + 32

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  160. Chris nixon says:

    Jens, then lewis 28 points

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  161. Carlo_Carrera says:

    Button by 26 points.

    Total votes:
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  162. Jannes Allen says:

    Button by 7 points

    Total votes:
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  163. Anand says:

    JB +12

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  164. F1art says:

    JB first by 55

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  165. Steve says:

    Button ahead by 23 points

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  166. Shirleen Riffe says:

    Button
    Hamilton
    40pts.

    Total votes:
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  167. Sean M says:

    Button – 2nd
    Hamilton – 4th
    Button by 24 points

    Total votes:
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  168. Harvey Williams says:

    Button ahead of Hamilton by 22 points.

    Total votes:
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  169. Steve says:

    Button ahead by 13 points

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  170. Novikov Konstantin says:

    Button ahead by 10 points

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  171. JON says:

    Button ahead by 20 points

    Total votes:
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  172. Brad Budarick says:

    Jenson by 18 points.

    Total votes:
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  173. Simon R says:

    Jenson by 5 points

    Total votes:
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  174. Terry Hall Sr. says:

    Button by 41

    Total votes:
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  175. Redwan H says:

    Jenson Button By 25.

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