The 2009 Formula One season is over and it only made us want to see what would happen in 2010. 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button will be ready to go and probably a little nervous considering expectations now that he has won it all. Nobody will be satisfied unless Jenson wins again and with the roster of talented drivers, former Formula One World Champions, and inspiring champions he has to contend with, the battle is going to be an intense one. Jenson is certainly in the drivers seat, but his ability to win is going to be tied to a lot of factors he has no control over. The first would be the work on the car that needs to be done to get it ready to win. He certainly will have a drivers input on the changes the engineers make to the car, but the final result is out of his hands. He also has to deal with Lady Luck and the possibility that the little things won’t go his way, which will make it even more difficult to repeat as Formula One World Champion. The toughest part will certainly be the pressure, because there’s only one thing tougher than winning it all once and that would be doing it again and again.
This is why the return of Micheal Schumacher to the Formula One mix is so interesting to Formula One fanatics. They wonder whether Micheal is really talented enough to return to the cockpit after sitting on the sidelines for a few years and return to the form that won him consecutive Formula One World Championships. Micheal has looked okay behind the wheel and on the track, so far, but one has to wonder if he still has what it takes to win. It’s hard for me to believe that an intelligent racer like Schumacher hasn’t tested himself in his own way and wouldn’t take the chance of returning if he thoughts he was going to embarress himself. This is why I think that Micheal will have a slow start to the season, but will improve as the season progresses and by the end he could be in the winner circle once or twice.
Lewis Hamilton on the other hand is the other former Formula One World Champion with something to prove to himself, his team and the world at large. He won his championship in away that made me think he had a chance of repeating and his inability to rise to the top last year was a real disappointment for all who love to watch him race. Lewis is going to have to get a good start to the season to have a chance, I feel, because his competition is going to get stronger with each race. The best chance he has in my opinion is to come out and take control in the first race and try to keep everybody behind him. He’s a better front runner, than a racer who is one of the better passers, so jumping out to the front and trying to stay there is probably his best strategy.
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