Coulthard expects Hamilton to beat Button
8 February, 2010
Feb.8 (GMM) Jenson Button is not likely to keep up with his new teammate Lewis Hamilton in the opening part of the 2010 season.
That is the admission of Button’s friend and former rival David Coulthard, who previously rebuked commentators’ claims that Hamilton will blow away the 2009 world champion this season.
After experiencing seating position problems at Valencia last week, Button trailed Hamilton’s pace at Valencia as the pair got their first taste of the new MP4-25.
The situation seemed to play out fears that Button walked into the lion’s den by switching from Brawn to McLaren.
“I’d expect Lewis to have the upper hand in the early part of the year,” former long time McLaren driver Coulthard is quoted as saying by the Mirror.
“But it’s a great chance for Jenson to show he’s a great driver and a worthy champion,” the Scot added.
- McLaren and Gillette enhance partnership
- Chinese Grand Prix: McLaren preview Shanghai
- Vandoorne to replace Button in 2015 could happen says Dennis
- Tech Talk: Bahrain front wings and the never ending quest for more downforce
- Boullier: I agree with Jenson’s analysis we could be the best of the rest after Mercedes
- McLaren disputes appointment of new Red Bull aero chief
- McLaren: We managed to complete 102 laps without problem
- Dennis: Vettel does not have licence to be disrespectful just because his dominance is being shaken
- Rosberg: It was definitely the most exciting race I’ve ever done in my whole career
- McLaren: It goes without saying that we’re leaving Bahrain bitterly disappointed