Not to mention that when Button was paired with Hamilton at McLaren they were just about equal in performence. Now he's against Alonso and again they're very close. Alonso is seen by many to be one of, if not the very best ever and Hamilton is also held to a very high esteem while nobody seems to think much about Button. My logic: either Button is one of the greats or those two aren't that great after all. The truth probably lies somewhere in between.