Jenson Button: It's been great working with Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button has paid tribute to Lewis Hamilton after the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes pair teamed up together for the final time in yesterday's Brazilian Grand Prix.
Button was locked in a compelling battle with team mate Hamilton during the early stages of the race.
Hamilton was leading when Force India's Nico Hulkenberg slid into him, ending his race and his six-year stay with McLaren with a disappointing DNF.
Frome's Button went on to win a chaotic race at Interlagos and, amid the celebrations, he took time to wish his former team mate all the best.
“I had a lot of fun racing with Lewis, especially for the first 10 laps," said Button, from Frome.
"We had a really good, clean fight. It’s a pity he wasn’t still there at the end – but it was nice to have such a great dice with him in our last race as Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team-mates.
"And I really want to say this: ‘It’s been so good working with you, Lewis. Over the past few years, we’ve driven a lot of great races together. It’s been fab."
Hamilton will join Mercedes on a three-year deal on January 1.