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Button: Hamilton has luck he missed in 2016

Jenson Button tips Lewis Hamilton is a fairly safe bet for the 2017 Formula 1 world title and feels he’s getting the luck he didn’t have during last year's championship tussle against Nico Rosberg. While Hamilton has stormed to four wins from the past five races to overhaul Sebastian Vettel at the top of the F1 drivers’ standings and pull out a 59-point advantage, the Mercedes driver’s charge has been aided by his rival’s mechanical misfortune. Vettel was forced to start from last plce for the Malaysia Grand Prix due to an issue in qualifying which was followed by a second engine problem during the Japanese race which forced him into retirement. Button accepts Hamilton has...
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