‘Not about trying to better Schumi’ for Hamilton

Date published: January 31 2019

Lewis Hamilton

Jenson Button feels Lewis Hamilton’s primary focus is not trying to eclipse the records set by the legendary seven-time World Champion, Michael Schumacher.

Button, in his new role of pundit with Sky Sports, has been sharing his early thoughts ahead of the 2019 season and has already stated his concern for Sebastian Vettel if Charles Leclerc beats him and Red Bull if they cannot provide Max Verstappen with a title-winning car.

Now turning his attention towards his fellow Brit and former team-mate, Button thinks Hamilton finds his motivation from new challenges as opposed to replacing Schumacher at the top of the record books.

“Knowing Lewis it’s not about trying to better what Michael has done,” Button told Sky Sports.

“I think when things are changing in F1 and there are new challenges, that’s what he loves. That’s what we all love in racing.

“It’s when the challenges stop that you decide that you are going to go and do something else.

“But with the way F1 is with the regulation changes and the drivers changing all the time, he’s going to want to keep going, which is fantastic for the sport.”

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