Button calls for cleaner F1 title battle fight

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button

Jenson Button, the 2009 world champion and Lewis Hamilton’s former team mate at McLaren, has criticised Nico Rosberg’s role in the second lap incident at Spa-Francorchamps which has grabbed headlines ever since.

“I think any driver would look at it [the incident] now, and I’m sure Nico will look at it, and say: I don’t know what I was thinking,” the Button told reporters. “You should be able to judge situations like that a bit better.”

Button said he sympathised for Hamilton and felt the incident had robbed the fans of a great battle between the two.”

“It is a shame it’s not a cleaner fight,” said Button. “I’ve always said the person who wins the world championship this year is the person who does the best job on the circuit, but that does not seem the way it is at the moment.”

“They [Mercedes] will still win the championships but what has happened definitely adds spice to what is already a pretty spicy relationship,” said the McLaren driver with a grin. (Reuters)