Incidents where Hamilton was ahead on track, only for McLaren to get Button ahead after the first round of pitstops (as has happened far, far more in Buttons favour than Hamiltons) are not included. Incidents like Monza 2011 where Button had the good fortune of Webber and Massa crashing in front of him are not included.
I also freely admit I can remember 2012 far better, so incidents like safety car costing a place (Aus 2012) is remembered, while an equal event in Buttons favour in, say, 2010 might be forgotten. Please correct me.
I'm sure there are some errors here, some missed botched pitstops, so please add them in.
Spanish GP 2010: Hamilton punctures from 2nd. A bad McLaren pitstop cost Button a place, so cancels it out placed gained.
Monaco 2010: Button had engine overheat, but was outside points at time. Presumably would have gained places, but pace was poor that weekend (qualy 8th). I'll give him 8th finish.
Hungary 2010: Hamilton retires from 4th, 12 points. Button gains 2 points.
Hamilton +12, Button -2
Spa 2010: Button loses 18 points through no fault of his own.
Japan 2010: Hamilton gearbox change, and gearbox failure in race. Was in 4th at time of 3rd gear loss, lapping at the pace of the winner. Had it not been for gearbox change, then gearbox failure in race, he would have challenged for podium at worst.
Hamilton +5, Button -2
Hamilton +35, Button + 18
Monaco 2011: Perez crash benefits Button, and hinders Hamilton, in qualy. Hard to quantify this one, so I'll leave it as it is, although I think its pretty clear Hamilton got unlucky.
Silverstone 2011: Button loses wheel. Qualified 5th, and had been over-taken by team-mate (who lay in 4th at race end). Massa finished next to Hamilton, but even so I think giving Button a 5th is fair seeing as he may have finished 6th or 4th.
Germany 2011: Button was 6th when hydraulics cost him.
Button + 8
Japan 2011: Hamilton had a bad pitstop putting him behind Webber and Massa. He finished ahead of Massa anyway, but behind Webber, but Hamilton lost alot of time behind Massa. Webber also wreckied his chance at a fast lap in qualy. However its hard to quantify it, so I'll give nothing again.
India 2011: Hamilton taken out by Massa (the one and only clear cut faultless incident for Hamilton of 2011). Was for 5th, and he finished 7th, I'll give him 5th. Remember, if Button gets Spa, Hamilton gets this.
Brazil 2011: Hamilton retires with gearbox. 5th was possible.
Hamilton + 14, Button +18
Australia 2012: Hamilton lost a place due to safety car.
China 2012: Hamilton has gearbox penalty. Would have stayed ahead of Button otherwise.
Hamilton +3, Button -3
Bahrain 2012: Total of 22.2 seconds lost in pits. That time alone brings him up to 4th.
Spain 2012: McLaren mess up Hamiltons fuel.
Valencia 2012: Another bad pitstop cost Hamilton lead, and chance of podium. Bad pitstop brought him into Maldondos clutches, so that incident is forgotten. I'll give him 3rd.
Hamilton +15, Button -2
Germany 2012: Hamilton got a puncture. Given that his pace was similar to that of Buttons in qualy, 4th was definitely not out of the equation.
Spa 2012: Hamilton taken out by Grosjean. Pace not great, but at least anywhere between 3rd and 8th on offer. 6th given.
Italy 2012: Button robbed of 2nd/3rd. I'll give him 2nd.
Singapore 2012: Hamilton gearbox cost him win.
Hamilton +25, Button -3
Japan 2012: Car failure cost Hamilton. Hard to quantify, so I'll leave it.
Korea 2012: Hamilton had car failure, and Button got taken out. I'll leave this as is.
Abu Dhabi 2012: Hamilton robbed of win.
Hamilton +25, Button -2
Hamilton +120, Button +8
Total so far:
I think Button is 7 ahead now? So Hamilton should be 115 ahead by my count.
Edited by thesham01, 07 November 2012 - 00:27.