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Hamilton-Verstappen battle "one of the best I've watched" - Button

Hamilton-Verstappen battle "one of the best I've watched" - Button

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Hamilton-Verstappen battle "one of the best I've watched" - Button

Hamilton-Verstappen battle "one of the best I've watched" - Button
GPFans Staff

Jenson Button has hailed the current F1 title fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen as one of the best he has witnessed.

After 15 races this season, just two points separate seven-time champion Hamilton from rival Verstappen who is aiming to land his first championship.

Button, who landed his only title in 2009, is unable to make a call at present as to which driver will go on to be crowned at the end of the year.

In an interview with 'Luxury London', asked as to the destiny of the title, he replied: "I don't know! And that's why the 2021 championship is one of the best I've watched.

"Two points between them and it's either of them who could take the title.

"The great thing is it's two very different drivers, two very different teams. And competitive on very different types of circuits. So yeah, great to watch."

After witnessing the on-track struggle between Hamilton and Verstappen this season, Button feels there will be a repeat at some stage of the two high-profile incidents they have so far been involved in at Silverstone and Monza.

Assessing who was to blame for the accident during the Italian Grand Prix which led to both drivers crashing out, Button added: "I think it was more Verstappen’s fault - the door was always going to close into turn two.

"So more Max's fault, but I think at Silverstone the incident they had between them was more Lewis' fault.

"But, you know, neither of them want to give an inch. And that's what happens in racing and I'm sure it's not going to be the last time."

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