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Lewis Hamilton Doesn’t Need McLaren to Order Jenson Button to Aid Him

Ever since the days of Schumacher and Barichello, it seems that most teams have developed this system where one driver is the ‘main driver’, while the other is ordered by the team from time to time to aid the main driver in winning a race, or whatever situation may require it.
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Now, according to recent statements, Lewis Hamilton has clearly stated that he does not need team-mate Jenson Button’s help. He said "Jenson races for the team and he races for points for himself as well, plus he is getting stronger as the season goes on [. . .] So I anticipate that will be the case throughout the rest of the season. We need him, and I need him, to score points as well. I want him to do well [. . .] You watch back in the years where drivers let drivers past to win the championship. It doesn't feel right to me. I think it doesn't feel right to me. I wouldn't be asking for that [. . .] If I am not quick enough, I am not quick enough. I want to win because I am the quickest, not because I was given points by someone being held up."

However, since McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said that he could not exclude the possibility of the team asking Button to step aside to help Hamilton, we say that if he is asked, Jenson will have no choice but to obey.

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