Win a Senna poster: Predict points gap between Button and Hamilton at season end

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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.

1. BUTTON, HAMILTON

2.42 POINTS

Jenson ahead of Hamilton by 47 pts

1. JB then LH

2. 26pts

JB then Hamilton by 25pts

Button Hamilton

12 points adrift

Jenson ahead of Lewis by 38 points

Button ahead by 38 point

Button, Hamilton

38 points gap.

1. JB ahead.

2. 24 points.

Jenson then Hamilton

28 points behind

Jenson Button ahead of Lewis Hamilton by 40 pts

Jenson

Lewis

46 points

Jensen ahead by 38 points

Jenson ahead of Lewis by 38 points.

JB then LH

38 points…

jb by 44

Jenson-Hamilton

40 points

Jenson beats Lewis by 32

1. Jenson then Lewis

2. 30 points

Jenson leads Lewis by 32 points

1. Button, Hamilton

2. 34

JB ahead of LH by 30 pts

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

Button ahead of Hamilton by 27 points.

JB by 45

Jenson ahead by 29 points!

1. Jenson ahead of Lewis

2. 33 points ahead

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

Hamilton ahead of Button by 2 points.

1. Buton ahead

2. 41 points

1 JB ahead

2 50 points

JB ahead of Lewis by 27 pts

Button ahead by 39 points

Jenson in front of Lewis by 49 points

Button ahead of Hamilton by 23 points

Jenson by 31 points.

Button ahead of Hamilton

By 48 points

Jenson ahead by 31 points

1) JB ahead of LH

2) by 57 points

Button ahead by 35 points

Button ahead…

…by 45 points.

Button ahead of Hamilton by 53 points

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

Therefore Jenson, Lewis by 36 points.

button ahead by 39 points

Button by 46 points

Jenson Button then Lewis Hamilton

49 points

Button

Hamilton

42 points

Jenson ahead of Lewis by 53 points.

Button leads Hamilton by 56 points

1. Button 2nd, Hamilton 4th

2. 30 points gap between them

Lewis ahead by 5 points

1. Buton ahead

2. 20 points

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

2nd Button

4th Hamilton

21 points

Hello James.

Button finishes ahead of Hamilton

Points difference of 48.

Thanks!

1) Button over Hamilton

2) 62 points

Hamilton ahead of Jenson by 12 points

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

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.

Button by 9 points

1 – Hamilton, Button

2 – 2.38 seconds

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

Jenson to beat Lewis by 32 points.

BUT over HAM by 18 points

Jenson ahead of Lewis by 32 points.

Jenson by 31 points

1. Button ahead of Hamilton

2. 39 points

Button over Hamilton

36 points

1. Button

2. 31 points

Button, Hamilton

24 points

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

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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

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.

1. Hamilton ahead of Button

2. By 1 point!!!!

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

Button ahead by 32 points

1. Button, Hamilton.

2. 31 points.

1) Button

2) Hamilton

26 point gap

Jenson leads Lewis by 40 points

Jenson ahead of Lewis by 39 points

1. Button ahead of Hamilton

2. 51 points

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.

Jenson-Lewis

74 points

1. Jenson Button ahead of Lewis Hamilton

2. 31 points

Button ahead of Hamilton

24 points

Button ahead of Hamilton

43 point gap

Jenson ahead by 48 points

Jenson Button finishes ahead of Lewis Hamilton

50 point gap

Jenson ahead by 51 points

JB them LH

by 32 points

Button ahead of Hamilton by 22 points

1. Hamilton over Button

2. 4 points

Jenson ahead by 24 points

1. Button

2. 44

JB ahead of LH by 13 points

Button will lead Hamilton by 12 points

1. Button, Hamilton

2. 43 points.

1. JB, LH

2. 36

1. Button ahead of Hamilton

2. 65 points

tied on points

- Button, Hamilton

- 52

jenson to beat Lewis by 23 points

Jenson and of Lewis by 25 points

JB ahead of LH by 22 points

JB by 28

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.

Button ahead of Hamilton by 21 points

The extreme bet is for Hami to win both races

Jenson ahead of Lewis, by 45 points.

JB ahead of LH BY 26 points

1. JB will ahead of Halmilton

2. Gap: 27 points

Button by 3 points

1. Jenson Ahead of Lewis.

2. Ahead by 20 points.

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.

JB by 68 points.

Button, Hamilton

Difference of 28 points

Jenson will be ahead by 36 points

Jenson ahead by 17 points over lewis

Button then Hamilton by 22 points

1. Button ahead of Hamilton

2. Gap 54

Button ahead of Hamilton by 16 points

Button ahead by 54 points.

Hamilton ahead by 2 points

Button leads Hamilton, 27 points

JB ahead by 10 points.

Jenson ahead by 19 points over lewis

Lewis over Jenson 3 points

jb ahead by 55 points

1. Button ahead of Hamilton

2. 11 points

Button ahead of Hamilton by 22 points

1. Hamilton, Button

2. 3 points.

1. Button ahead of Hamilton

2. By 16 points

JB and LH equal at 252.

Don’t need the poster though. I already got a few (both sizes too).

Button by 14 points

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

Button ahead of Hamilton by 15 pts.

Button by 22 points

Button ahead of Hamilton by 31 points

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!

Good story, mate

1. Hamilton ahead of Button

2. 0 points, Hamilton on wins by 4 wins to 3 wins.

Button ahead by 14 Points

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.

JB ahead of Lewis by 10 points.

PK.

1) Button ahead of Hamilton

2) Button ahead by 24 Points

Anything can happen in F1 and I don’t think anyone else put it, so:

Jenson by 47 pts.

1. Lewis ahead of Button

2. 6 points

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!!

Button – Hamilton

51pts

Button to beat Hamilton by 29 points

Jenson by 41

Button, Hamilton

by 56 points

Button, Hamilton

11 points

Jenson to beat Lewis

Gap will be 25 points

Button ahead by 3 points.

The gap? A season of frustration.

Button by 58 points

Jenson ahead by 27 pts.

Jenson ahead by 1 point.

Button over Hamilton

18 Point difference

Button ahead of Hamilton. 8 points.

BUT 24+ ahead of HAM

button by 23 points

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

jenson by 31 points

Jenson by 61 points

Button ahead by 15

1. Jenson then Lewis

2. 12 points

JB + 32

Jens, then lewis 28 points

Button by 26 points.

Button by 7 points

JB +12

JB first by 55

Button ahead by 23 points

Button

Hamilton

40pts.

Button – 2nd

Hamilton – 4th

Button by 24 points

Button ahead of Hamilton by 22 points.

Button ahead by 13 points

Button ahead by 10 points

Button ahead by 20 points

Jenson by 18 points.

Jenson by 5 points

Button by 41

Jenson Button By 25.