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Hamilton must learn from Button to be champion



Sept.04 – The F1 speedy Lewis Hamilton out-qualified to a team-mate for the first time in his Formula 1 career.

The British on way for a podium finish that would have kept his thin championship expectation alive until he crashed with Kamui Kobayashi in Belgium last race weekend.

After the crash, his team-mate Jenson Button kept his quiet to drive from 19th to third and leapfrog over Hamilton in the standings.

Former champion Niki Lauda says, Hamilton will learn from fellow McLaren driver Jenson Button if he wants to be crowned world champion again.

Triple time world champion Niki Lauda told Daily Express: “Lewis could learn a lot from Button.

“Lewis outqualifies Jenson and is the quicker driver, but in Belgium it was Jenson who finished third while Hamilton crashed out again. You can’t win championships if you are crashing. Look at Sebastian Vettel, he is not making any mistakes or crashing, and that is why he is going to win the title again this year.

“You can argue he has the quicker car, but just look at Jenson and Lewis. They have the same car but it is Button who is leading him in the championship. That is because he is getting the car home and scoring points. It is very frustrating because Lewis is one of the top three best drivers in F1. There is no question about that.

“But he is overdoing it. He just needs to come back a fraction as it is all very simple. If you’re not scoring points, then you’re not going to win championships.”

The McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has seen likely podium or win opportunity left in tatters in Monaco, Canada and now Belgium because of costly crashes.

“Lewis is a racer and he’s always been very aggressive,” Former champion Sir Jackie Stewart told “But he’s had far too many collisions this season.

“And if he is continually going out of races then it’s going to affect his results. That’s something he needs to get out of quickly.”

Hamilton Vs. Team-mates Results

Year Chassis Driver Points
2007 MP4-22 Lewis Hamilton 109
Fernando Alonso 109
Year Chassis Driver Points
2008 MP4-23 Lewis Hamilton 98
Heikki Kovalainen 53
Year Chassis Driver Points
2009 MP4-24 Lewis Hamilton 49
Heikki Kovalainen 22
Year Chassis Driver Points
2010 MP4-25 Lewis Hamilton 240
Jenson Button 214
Year Chassis Driver Points
2011 MP4-26 Jenson Button 149
Lewis Hamilton 146

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