Hamilton Warns Button He Wants Title Back

Everything may seem fine and dandy back at Woking, now that a British team backed by a British sponsor benefits from the services of two British drivers, both Formula One champions, but Lewis Hamilton made one thing clear prior to his preparations for the 2010 Formula One Championship.

The driver who brought McLaren their first drivers title after Mika Hakkinen told the media that, while working as a team, he and Jenson Button have only one goal in 2010: getting back the F1 title and retaining the crown respectively. Ron Dennis' protege warned Button that he will not have a happy stay at McLaren, as he plans to take back the title next year.

You are always working with your team-mate but clearly both of us want to win. We will do what we can to work as a team. Otherwise he (Button) wants to keep his world championship and I want to take it back,” Ham told the media during a RoadSense Schools Initiative meeting at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey.

That approach is no shock to anybody, however, as Hamilton recently left Button out his list of potential rivals for the world title next season. When asked by the media to reveal some of his potential counter-candidates for the F1 crown, the British driver looked at former teammate Fernando Alonso, Felipe Massa and the two Red Bull drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

On the other hand, Button's desire to show himself in front of Hamilton is not to be neglected either, as his former boss Ross Brown revealed the sole reason why his former protege chose to sign for McLaren was to beat Ham with the same car. Although Brawn GP offered him double the money he'll earn at McLaren, Button's new challenge of beating his fellow countryman equal-chanced finally prevailed.


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