Formula One 2012: the highlights
Come with us on a journey through one of the best F1 seasons in living memory…
Posted: 29 Nov 2012
Remember Jenson Button's win in Australia?
There have been so many shocks in 2012, it's easy to forget the season started with possibly the biggest shock of all: Jenson Button blowing Lewis Hamilton's doors off in a straight fight. Lewis had come back from a winter in the Rockies a calmer man, but had he lost his edge?
Lewis's eventual departure maybe had its roots in Button's dominant win: he could, after all, no longer feel the team was built around him. Behind the smiles the two drivers' relationship deteriorated as did Button's season. But Lewis' driving did not. Only at Spa did Button again dominate. McLaren are all brave smiles now. They have to be, they threw this season away and in the process lost the faith of the fastest man in F1.