Button backs Hamilton to win 4th world title

Date published: September 12 2016

Jenson Button is confident that Lewis Hamilton can wrap up his fourth Drivers’ Championship title, despite the threat from Nico Rosberg.

Currently sitting on the Championship table with a two-point cushion, Hamilton has seen the back of Rosberg’s Silver Arrow in the last two races, showing that his team-mate will fight him right until the end of the season.

During the opening stages of the season, Rosberg stretched out a lead of 43-points ahead of Hamilton, but the Brit clawed his way back and took the Championship after a win Hungary. He then completed a clean sweep of victories during the European leg and opened up a 19-point gap.

Despite Rosberg’s resurgence, Button believes his former McLaren team-mate will be celebrating his fourth world title come the end of the season.

“I personally feel that Lewis – you know, Italy didn’t go his way but I think he’s going to win the world championship,” the 2009 World Champion told Sky Sports.

“He’s come from such a long way back, I think everyone forgets how far he was behind Rosberg and he closed that gap over three races.

“For me, Lewis – when the car’s working for him – the results are a lot more consistent. His qualifying’s impressive, and I think in a race you know he’s in a very strong position.

“Mentally he’s a lot stronger than he used to be, he’s got a really good chance and he probably is going to win a fourth world title.”