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Button: Lewis' bad luck astonishing

Tuesday 26th August 2014

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Button: Lewis' bad luck astonishing

Button: Lewis' bad luck astonishing

Lewis Hamilton has received some support from his former team-mate Jenson Button with the McLaren driver admitting he is feeling sorry for him.

Hamilton's run of bad luck continued at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend when he was forced to retire after he was hit by Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on lap two. With Rosberg finishing second, it means the gap in the standings is now 29 points with seven races still to go.

It was Hamilton's third retirement of the season while he has also had some unfortunate incidents during qualifying in Monaco, Germany and Hungary.

"I feel for Lewis, he was leading the race...It is unbelievable," Button told Press Association Sport.

"I've never seen such bad luck, or misjudgment on other people's part, for Lewis to lose so many points over a period of races.

"It's astonishing, really. I've never seen that before, especially when you have a car that is so dominant and they should be first and second every race.

"It is just a matter of fighting it out and beating your team-mate, although I know that takes its toll.

"But for me Lewis has come across really well in the media after some disappointing races.

"He has definitely grown as an individual, which is good to see, and has taken it on the chin.

"Hopefully it will build his confidence for the rest of the season rather than shatter it."

Button also felt Rosberg should've "judged the situation better".

"There was nothing there," he said.

"All there was was going off the circuit. There was no move. Strange.

"I think any driver would look at it now, and I am sure Nico will look at it and say, 'I don't know what was I thinking'.

"You should be able to judge situations like that a bit better."

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