Alonso better than Vettel 'disrespectful' - Button

You have to respect everyone, but obviously some more than others - Button

Mar.24 (GMM) Jenson Button has admitted he feels uncomfortable about the general perception that Fernando Alonso is better than the Spaniard's recent title rival Sebastian Vettel.

Asked by Spanish sports newspaper AS to describe his former McLaren teammate Lewis Hamilton, Button said: "Lewis is extremely fast, a great driver.

"I've been asked this a lot. I'm tired of these questions," Button insisted.

Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-28
Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-28

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Told, however, that Alonso shares his high opinion of Hamilton, Button answered: "Yes, Fernando always says positive things about Lewis. He loves Lewis," the McLaren driver laughed.

"Sometimes the compliments are even returned," added Button.

Told that it is all just 'psychological warfare' in the battle to dethrone reigning triple world champion Vettel, Button said: "I don't know, you'd have to ask them.

"It (mind games) is not something that interests me.

"I don't know if Fernando is a better driver than Sebastian. No one knows. We are a group of drivers and if you say that one is better, in this case Alonso (or) Vettel, then that is disrespectful.

"You have to respect everyone, but obviously some (are respected) more than others."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Fernando Alonso , Lewis Hamilton , Sebastian Vettel
Teams McLaren
Article type Commentary
Tags alonso, button, ferrari, mclaren, red bull, vettel