Hamilton: Button's Help Would Be Fantastic
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Hamilton is currently 21 points behind championship leader Fernando Alonso, while Button rests on a distant 5th place, 42 points adrift. However, the reigning world champion vowed to keep pushing for the 2010 title in Brazil, and only after that (in case he runs out of odds) he will help Lewis.
Needless to say, no public reaction from the McLaren garage surfaced in the media after that, but one interesting comment was made by Hamilton earlier today. Talking to the media after the race in Korea, Hamilton said he will have a talk with his team boss and decide together on the future strategy. Together meaning Button will probably be out for lunch at that point.
“Clearly we're both far behind, him further than me. I'm 21 points behind, so I've got to get a lot of points. I don't know what will happen. You will have to speak to Martin on what he thinks he will have to do,” said Hamilton.
“All I know is I have to get as high as possible and it would be fantastic to have Jenson with me,” he added, hinting that he would really need Jenson's help though.
Even Whitmarsh suggested that Button should take a long, hard look at the championship board before packing for Brazil, as his chances don't look too good for now.
“Lewis is still very much in the hunt. Mathematically, it's not impossible for Jenson, but it looks quite tough, very difficult for him,” said Whitmarsh, adding however that he will never ask Button personally to support his teammate.
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