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Button: It was some of the best racing I've ever seen in motorsport

Button: "It was some of the best racing I've ever seen in motorsport"

15 February - 16:48 Last update: 17:05
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Formula 1 has not seen such an exciting title fight in a long time as the one between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in 2021. Former Formula One driver Jenson Button has his reservations about the events in Abu Dhabi but acknowledges that it is one of the best seasons he has seen.

The 2021 Formula One season saw an extremely exciting title fight. That battle ended in an equally thrilling, if controversial denouement. "It was some of the best racing I have ever seen. Not just in Formula 1, but in motorsport," Button told Sky Sports.

Button hopes to see more of Verstappen vs. Hamilton

As a result, the 2009 world champion calls it an "exceptional year with a difficult ending. In 2022, he expects to see a similar battle but thinks that more drivers will enter the fray.

A big topic of conversation since the denouement of the season has been the silence of Hamilton, who recently gave signs of life again on social media. According to Button, this silence is not necessarily the result of the defeat against Verstappen, but all drivers need that time to unwind after such an intense battle.

The 42-year-old Briton hopes to see a continuation of the rivalry between Hamilton and Verstappen in 2022. "One of the best drivers who has ever driven a Formula 1 car takes on one of the best drivers who has ever driven a Formula 1 car. A battle like that doesn't happen often in Formula 1, so hopefully, we'll get to see a lot more of that in 2022, " Button said.

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