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POLL: Will Button be 'murdered' by Hamilton in 2010?

Vote in our latest F1 poll and have your say now on if you think Jenson Button can beat Lewis Hamilton in F1 2010.
Jenson Button's decision to jump ship from the safe and familiar surroundings in which he swept to F1 World Championship glory in 2009 to join compatriot and title-winning predecessor Lewis Hamilton at McLaren-Mercedes this year is one he will come to regret, that was the prediction last week of Michael Schumacher's former team-mate Eddie Irvine.

Indeed Button's move went against the advice of many of F1's most high-profile figures, with the conventional wisdom being that the 29-year-old doesn't quite realise just what he will be letting himself in for in going directly up against a man whose raw pace and single-minded determination to succeed proved enough to unsettle even double world champion Fernando Alonso in 2007 – when Hamilton was merely a 'rookie', and his team-mate was widely-regarded as the best driver in the sport.

"Jenson has entered the lion's den," said Irvine – who triumphed in four grands prix himself for Ferrari in 1999 – speaking to ESPN. "It was madness of him to move. He thinks he's going to be able to eat his steak, and that's not going to be the case – I think he's going to get murdered! It's the worst decision he could have made..."

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Can Button beat Hamilton in 2010?

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Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren MP4-24, Jenson Button (GBR) Brawn BGP001, British F1, Silverstone, 19th-21st, June, 2009

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Zoltan - Unregistered

January 13, 2010 10:24 PM

andrew mac: I Quote: "They want to win - yes BUT it'll look bad if the one they have spent a fortune on is beaten by his teammate." Ok, let's see... In 2007 McLaren paid: Alonso: £15Million Hamilton £0.3Million And it's not Hamilton who got preferential treatment BUT Alonso! Ron Dennis denied Hamilton to Race Alonso in Monaco while he was clearly much faster! He tried to hold Lewis back several time because Alonso was already too upset that he is getting beaten by a rookie... Ron Dennis said he REGRETS THIS DEARLY... Basically his actions denied Hamilton becoming World Champion in his first year in F1. And this is not conspiracy but all recorded facts.

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