Button will help Hamilton 'voluntarily' - Whitmarsh

As the Yeongam paddock emptied on Sunday night, the only talking point was the title contending teams' driver strategies for the now two-race run to the championship crown. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said it is a "no brainer" that ...

As the Yeongam paddock emptied on Sunday night, the only talking point was the title contending teams' driver strategies for the now two-race run to the championship crown.

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said it is a "no brainer" that Jenson Button should now back his McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton, whilst announcing that Sebastian Vettel still has a green light to push for the title.

"For us, the strategy is clear," McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport. "We don't really have to say anything to our drivers.

"Jenson will offer his help to Hamilton voluntarily, because he knows that we have treated him fairly throughout the year. And because he knows that he will win now only with a miracle," added the Briton.

Red Bull's Mark Webber and Vettel are separated by a smaller points margin, but Whitmarsh said "logic dictates that all the eggs are now put in the Webber basket".

"But this team's heart beats for Vettel," he insisted. "There has been so much unrest that I am not expecting a clear statement from them."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Mark Webber , Lewis Hamilton , Sebastian Vettel , Martin Whitmarsh
Teams McLaren