Brundle: Button is now McLaren number one

Martin Brundle (GBR) Sky TV. Autosport International Show, NEC, Birmingham, England, Day One, 10 January 2013.

Jenson Button has defacto ‘number 1′ status at McLaren this year, claims Martin Brundle, despite team boss Martin Whitmarsh’s claim that Sergio Perez will enjoy full equality at the British team as he replaces Lewis Hamilton from 2013.

“That is the mentality in our team,” the McLaren chief told British broadcaster Sky. “They will have equal treatment. I think that competition in the team is good.”

Former McLaren driver turned top television commentator Brundle said: “With Lewis’ departure, Jenson [will] take the lead of the team.

“He can now concentrate on that role and I think he will grow into it,” he is quoted by Speed Week. (GMM)

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