Why Button's rivals shouldn't discount him yet

Why Button's rivals shouldn't discount him yet

Jenson Button came out fighting from the summer break, scoring maximum points at Spa, but the man himself reckons the best is yet to come from 2012. Jonathan Noble explains why Button's form 12 months ago is a key pointer

When Jenson Button walked into the Spa paddock ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, there were some who expected him to be rolling over and attaching a 'You can overtake me here, Lewis' sticker to the back of his car.

Being 41 points down on his team-mate Hamilton, and a whopping 88 adrift of Fernando Alonso, it was fair to say that his title challenge was resting on a remarkable turnaround in form and a good dose of bad luck for the Ferrari driver. Some said that was never going to happen; some reckoned he should keep the faith.

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