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Cannot take too much credit, Vettel’s struck it lucky at Ferrari – Button

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Veteran F1 driver Jenson Button agrees that Vettel cannot take too much credit for turning Ferrari into an immediate winner after his Red Bull switch.

“He has definitely lucked into a situation, I would say,” said the McLaren-Honda driver.

“It is one of those situations which sometimes works out for you, for example (Daniel) Ricciardo was overtaken by his new team-mate (Daniil Kvyat), and lapped by his ex-team-mate (Vettel) on the same lap.

“Who would have thought that at the end of last year, so sometimes you do luck into a situation.”

Alonso, however, insists he has no regrets about leaving Ferrari, even though Vettel is now driving a winning car that could contractually have been his in 2015.

“When I saw Mercedes win by half a minute in Australia,” he is quoted by Spain’s El Confidencial, “I was very clear about my decision.” (Images © Ferrari)

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