To be fair I think Button's only lost points due to his mistake in Malaysia.
Hamilton lost 3 points due to a very badly timed (for him) safety car in Australia, and possibly another 3 because of his gearbox change this weekend.
I don't expect Hamilton to be as unlucky with safety cars and gearboxes - but then again I doubt Button is going to be hitting HRTs 1 race in 3. Hope not anyway.
I can't really say how many points Lewis has lost, maybe he has gained, as in if he didn't have the gearbox issue and had started from second today, perhaps he would have collided with Nico at the first corner, who knows? May be if he hadn't been told to alter his start strategy in Aus, he would have lead into the first corner, controlled the race and won despite Jenson being quicker (It won't be the first time in F1, that a slower/potentially slower driver ahead, has held off a fast/potentially faster driver behind. The issue for Lewis thus far, is that while he has been very consistent in his podium finishes, he has been more-so consistent in receiving problems beyond his control at all three races this season so far. If he'd had problems just once most would have brushed it off, twice, that's not good "lets look to the third race for a clean weekend", now its three times in a row.
Edited by Obi Offiah, 15 April 2012 - 16:59.