‘Hamilton pace will shock you all’

Button believes former teammate needs just the right car.


News Desk June 17, 2013
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton. PHOTO: FILE

McLaren driver Jenson Button believed Mercedes needed to provide Lewis Hamilton with just the right car suited to his liking for the latter to ‘shock’ everyone with his pace, according to ESPN.

Hamilton has admitted to being at discomfort under braking which has added to his struggling performance of having taken just one pole position as compared to Nico Rosberg’s three.

Button, in an interview with Auto Motor und Sport, said it was only a matter of time before his former McLaren teammate showed his true potential.

“You have to be fair, he has at least collected significantly more points than Nico,” said Button. “Lewis is incredibly fast, but for him it’s the same as all of us; if he does not have the right balance in the car that suits him, and that he was used to for many years, then it is not easy.

“And of course Nico is also fast, but Lewis has not lost his speed. It is still there, he will come back and then he will shock you all.”

Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2013.

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