Button: 'Alonso was the more complete driver' compared to Hamilton

21-10-2021 14:58 | Updated: 21-10-2021 16:36
by GPblog.com
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Button: 'Alonso was the more complete driver' compared to Hamilton

Several drivers in Formula 1 have won a world title in the past, including Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. Jenson Button knows both drivers well and compares them in an interview with AS.com.

At first glance Hamilton seems to have got the most out of his career. Whereas Alonso won two world titles, the Briton managed to be the best of the season no less than seven times. According to Button this doesn't mean that Hamilton is the most complete.

Button believes Alonso has the most qualities as a driver. "I can only compare them to when they were my teammates. Fernando was the more complete driver, because he always found a way to be faster than you," Button judged in the interview.

Qualities of Hamilton clear

However, it doesn't mean that Button has no respect for the current number two in the world championship. "Lewis was a very direct and fast teammate. In practice, he wasn't in a good position. He was often three or four tenths off and I don't think he did that on purpose. In qualifying, he was always right there and found the right lap."

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