Button backs Hamilton to win on home soil

Jenson Button with Lewis hamilton

Jenson Button with Lewis Hamilton

Jenson Button knows that he has little if no chance of winning on home soil, with the woeful McLaren MP4-29 at his disposal this weekend, but as a Briton he is rooting for former teammate Lewis Hamilton who now plies his trade with the dominant Mercedes outfit.

“Lewis has got a good chance of winning. I want to be the guy that wins this weekend, but realistically that is not going to happen. There is always a miracle that could happen but Lewis has a really good chance,” Button told Daily Mail.

“Being British I really hope that he does. It will be amazing for the British public and the British fans, and the atmosphere at Silverstone, so it would be very special. I will give him that one,” added Button with a grin. (GP247)