Button must become a man for all seasons

Button must become a man for all seasons

For all of his success to date, the 2013 season could prove to be career-defining for McLaren man Jenson Button, reckons Edd Straw

It seems impossible for a driver with north of 200 Formula 1 starts, a world championship, 14 grand prix victories and approaching his fourth season with one of F1's grandee teams to have anything left to prove. But thanks to the defection of Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes, that's exactly the position that Jenson Button now finds himself in.

New team-mate Sergio Perez remains an unknown quantity. He is neither the catastrophically crash-happy idiot who lucked into three podiums in 2012, nor the cast-iron star of the future that the pro- and anti-Perez camps respectively would have you believe.

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