The story behind Button's greatest season
Jenson Button's 2011 season was arguably the best of his successful career. He beat team-mate Lewis Hamilton and finished second only to Sebastian Vettel's dominant Red Bull. Adam Cooper explains how he did it
He proved he had what it takes by winning the 2009 world championship, but what happened in 2011 to raise Jenson Button to another level – and convince the sceptics that he really should be considered in the same breath as Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton?
In fact, a combination of factors came together and created a perfect storm that allowed Button to perform at his very best, race after race.
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