Button is adamant the excitement is coming

Date published: May 21 2019

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Despite Mercedes’ run of five successive 1-2 results, Jenson Button believes the Monaco and Montreal races “will definitely mix the championship up.”

Mercedes have been the team to beat this season, running away with both championship titles.

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have finished first and second in every grand prix with the Brit leading the standings with double the points of third placed Max Verstappen.

It has led to some fans turning away with many feeling the title race is already a two-driver battle between the Mercedes team-mates.

Button, though, reckons the next two races, Monaco and Canada, can and will shake things up.

“The great things is that we have Monaco up next,” the Brit told Sky F1.

“Monaco is probably a circuit at which they’re still probably going to be very quick, but you will have the Red Bulls, Max is going to be there.

“If Max gets Saturday right and doesn’t shunt in qualifying we all know how quick he is, and especially around street circuits.

“So they’ll be there fighting with them.

“Then we have Montreal.

“The next couple of races [will be] definitely mixing it up and that changes the mindset of those teams and also of Mercedes’ drivers.

“I think it will definitely mix the championship up.”

Mercedes last won the Monaco Grand Prix in 2016 with Sebastian Vettel winning a year later and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo taking the chequered flag last season.

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