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“Max Verstappen ensures that Lewis Hamilton remains interested in F1”

Lewis Hamilton
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Former F1 driver Jenson Button thinks the close battle with Max Verstappen will keep Lewis Hamilton on his toes and ensure he doesn’t lose interest in F1.

In the last nine races, Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton drew the short straw six times while arch-rival Red Bull took the prizes. This has ensured that Max Verstappen already has a comfortable lead of thirty-two points in the battle for the world title.

But despite being behind Max Verstappen, Jenson Button thinks his former teammate at McLaren is having the time of his life battling Red Bull and Max Verstappen.

“I think Lewis enjoys it, he enjoys fighting someone,” Button told Sky Sports. “He knows how talented Max is and how good Red Bull is.”

“It’s an exciting battle for him and that’s what keeps him interested in F1 and why he probably got this new contract for the next two years.”

The 2009 world champion predicts an exciting battle at Silverstone . The ‘Silberpfeile’ come out strong every time on the legendary track and they have won seven of the last nine races.

“Usually we come three or four races into the season and think ‘it’s going to be a Mercedes championship, it’s probably going to be Lewis Hamilton who wins,'” Button said.

“This year he has a challenge. I know he is currently behind Max in the championship, but I have a feeling he will fight back later in the year.”

“Silverstone is a track where their car works very well, so it should be a very close fight with Max Verstappen’s Red Bull.”

Add to that a so-called ‘sprint race’ for the first time on Saturday and this weekend we have all the ingredients for another exciting battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

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