The praise made the figure of Lewis hamilton they’re popping up in droves. The Briton is in the best moment of his career, and is on his way to reaping the seventh title of his career. In this way it would equal Michael Schumacher in greater quantity. That is why Jenson button he opined on Hamilton’s performance, and recalled their moments together.
The 2009 World Champion gave an extensive interview to the Collecting Cars podcast where he recalled the stage with Hamilton in the team Mclaren. Button and Hamilton shared the box from 2010 to 2012. At that time, the pair could not beat the impressive pace of the Red bull from Sebastian Vettel which took four titles in a row.
In the interview, Button stressed that Hamilton was not fast during races. In fact, Button used to beat him in testing, while Lewis did it during qualifying. “You look at his race pace compared to Valtteri and Lewis is a different Lewis than the one I knew at McLaren,” the Briton confessed.
“It was fast”
However, Button did not underestimate the talent of the six-time champion. «In the race he was fast, sometimes he could outrun you. But many times he made mistakes. He was trying to do every lap as fast as possible and he was destroying the tires, consuming excess fuel and choosing the wrong strategy. But now it’s completely different, he doesn’t do that, “added Button.
Finally, the Briton regretted not being able to get his second title during his time at McLaren. “I loved our fights and it was sad when he left the team. And I wish I had a chance to race him in a won car, a championship winning car. We were not good enough to win the World Cup, “he said.