Some drivers arrive in Formula One seemingly predestined for success and almost immediately live up to that hype. In recent years, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel fit that mold. Others clearly have the talent to be in F1, but their career arcs are more gradual climbs. Jenson Button, for example, took his first win in his seventh season and the world championship in his 10th.
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