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By Matt Kibbe
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jenson Button
Big changes are coming in Formula One in 2014. Not just the engines in the cars, but who will be driving them and for which teams.
SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you believe Tony Stewart is an agile, limber and graceful athlete.
As the Formula One world championship heads into Europe, three-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel can move ahead of rivals in the title race at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Qualifying for the Formula One season opener will be completed Sunday after a series of rain delays and darkness prevented the running of second and third sessions Saturday.
Formula One's three-time reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel signaled he is the man to beat again in 2013 by setting the fastest time in both practice sessions Friday for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
McLaren driver Jenson Button says former teammate Lewis Hamilton could not be more wrong in his criticisms of the team and how it treats its drivers.
Despite setting the pace under cold and wet conditions on Friday, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton downplayed his chances of successfully competing for the Formula One title in his first season with the German team.
Reliability issues that followed Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button as McLaren teammates last season made an appearance in preseason testing in southern Spain on Tuesday.
Sebastian Vettel captured his third straight Formula One championship title Sunday, overcoming a first-lap crash to finish sixth in a Brazilian Grand Prix won by Jenson Button under pouring rain.
Lewis Hamilton won the pole position for the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday, while Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel will start fourth and title challenger Fernando Alonso seventh.
Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel took pole position for the Indian Grand Prix on Saturday, edging out teammate Mark Webber by 0.04 seconds for Red Bull's third straight front-row sweep.
Sebastian Vettel had the fastest time in Friday's practice for the Korean Grand Prix, edging Red Bull teammate Mark Webber and Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso.
Lewis Hamilton is moving to Mercedes, replacing seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher in a major shakeup that also saw Sergio Perez sign with McLaren.
Lewis Hamilton had the fastest time in the second practice session Friday at the Italian Grand Prix, while championship leader Fernando Alonso had more problems with his Ferrari.
British driver Jenson Button will start Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix in pole position after finishing fastest in Saturday's qualifying, with defending champion Sebastian Vettel in11th.
"He's a long way away from Europe and a lot of American motorsport doesn't really get the credit in Europe,"
Formula One driver Jenson Button said Franchitti made "the right decision" and praised his friend for his career accomplishments _ even if he's not properly recognized in Europe for his achievements.