(Mercedes AMG F1 Team)
McLaren Mercedes Jenson Button has described championship leader Nico Rosberg's move on Lewis Hamilton on the second lap of last Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps as 'unbelievable'. Button has sympathized with his former McLaren team mate who was forced to retire from the race five laps from the finish despite calling for the team to end his race earlier due to damage sustained to his car.
Button believes that when things have settled down following the incident Rosberg will reflect on the incident and say:
'What was I thinking'.
During their time together at McLaren the Button and Hamilton had a good relationship however in 2010 Hamilton caused controversy when he tweeted a picture of his and Button's telemetry after qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix when Button took pole position for the Woking based outfit. Button went on to win that race.
Button feels that Hamilton has dealt with the situation with Rosberg in a mature fashion. However he feels that what happened between the pair on Sunday was not good for the sport as there was no on track battle for the race win between the Silver Arrows duo which is what the fans wanted to see.
However the McLaren driver does believe that it means that there will be huge excitement among the fans for the next race at the Italian GP in Monza in a week and a half. Sky Sports F1's Natalie Pinkham was due to interview the Mercedes drivers in Stuttgart on Tuesday for a feature that the channel are doing however she took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to confirm that the interview had been postponed saying:
'Sorry folks, the Stuttgart shoot with Nico and Lewis has been postponed...'
The sport heads to the final European race of the season at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza from 5-7 September with the wounds still fresh following the incident so it will be interesting to see what happens at that race and whether or not the Silver Arrows duo will end up going wheel to wheel again in Monza.
© Ben Johnston 2014