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Hamilton doesn't want Button's help for title

  • Published on 31 Aug 2012 10:24
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  • By: Danny Sosef
Lewis Hamilton insists he doesn't want help from his teammate Jenson Button to win the 2012 title. Button is 41 points behind the sister McLaren in the drivers' standings, prompting team boss Martin Whitmarsh to warn that there "may come a point" when the issue of team orders is discussed.

It was clear on Thursday at Spa, however, that Button is not ready to have that discussion yet. "Personally I think it is a pretty pointless conversation right now," he said. "We will fight all the way until either we win the championship or it is no longer possible."

Hamilton, meanwhile, said he doesn't even want Button's help. "Jenson drives for the team and for himself," he is quoted in Belgium by Germany's Auto Motor und Sport.

"I want to beat my rivals on the track, not because someone has let me past. That's not my approach and I would never ask for it," said Hamilton. (GMM)

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