Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, the two McLaren drivers, could continue their partnership with the team for “another five years”, the team’s team principal, Martin Whitmarsh, believes.
Whitmarsh said that the pair’s relationship was so competitive that it could withstand the pressures of pursuing world titles in Formula One.
He was speaking as McLaren arrived in Shanghai for the Chinese grand prix this coming weekend. “We have two drivers that do really have a particular bond. They like working together and are both enjoying it,” Whitmarsh said of Hamilton, 26, and Button, 31.
Button, said Whitmarsh, could stay with McLaren for “another five years at least” and Hamilton seemed so comfortable with McLaren that the younger driver could keep the combination intact.
“I can’t think of two drivers who are better communicators than Jenson and Lewis. And we’ve got both of them.”