Jenson Button insists he is not ready to fall in line behind his teammate Lewis Hamilton’s championship bid.
In Hungary, Felipe Massa – who is pushing to stay at Ferrari next year – vowed to help his teammate Fernando Alonso seal the drivers’ crown in 2012. In fairness to Button, however, the situation at McLaren at the mid-point of the 2012 season is quite different.
While Alonso is leading the championship and is a massive 139 points ahead of Massa, Button has been a race winner in 2012 and is only 41 points behind Hamilton. So Briton Button answered ‘no’ when asked if he will move over for Hamilton if he sees the sister McLaren in his mirrors.
“If I am leading a race, then I want to win that race,” he is quoted by British newspapers. “I will not be asked to do anything but if there comes a time in this championship when I can’t win, then I will obviously help my teammate,” added Button.