Why nice guys sometimes do finish first

Why nice guys sometimes do finish first

It's always great when sport throws up fairytale stories, and disappointing when they don't come off. But as AUTOSPORT's new columnist Lee McKenzie says, the whole paddock seemed happy when Jenson Button won in his 200th grand prix

More often than not, big occasions in motorsport can end up a let-down. There are so many variables; reliability, right place right time, weather and quite simply a whole lot of luck.

I remember being both sad and annoyed when David Coulthard didn't see the chequered flag in his final Formula 1 race at Interlagos in 2008. He had barely got started in Brazil when his career came to an abrupt halt, and after thousands of F1 laps, he was denied just a few more.

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