Jenson Button: Leclerc understands Verstappen a lot more than Hamilton did

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Ferrari and Purple Bull stars set to battle for the F1 championship in 2022

Jenson Button: Leclerc understands Verstappen a lot more than Hamilton did


With the Components 1 World Championship battle set to be fought between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc in 2022, Jenson Button has admitted that he believes the Ferrari driver understands the defending champion much more than Sir Lewis Hamilton did throughout their battle in 2021.

Hamilton and Verstappen‘s title battle was a really bitter one, with a number of sniping and a controversial ending, but the previous world champion with Brawn GP believes there will not be a repeat of that in 2022.

“I believe Charles understands Max, much more than possibly Lewis did,” Button defined in an interview with

“It is because he is raced with him extra by way of the years of junior formulation.

“Charles appears very calm, Max is throwing every little thing at him and Charles appears very relaxed behind the wheel and selecting his moments.”

Ferrari vs Purple Bull

When pressed on the energy of Ferrari‘s automobile in 2022, Button refused to rely out the Purple Bull machine, insisting that their automobile remains to be a pressure to be reckoned with.

“The Purple Bull remains to be a robust automobile,” he continued.

“We would see Mercedes extra aggressive within the latter a part of the season, however it may take just a few races.

“Charles is de facto sturdy and I believe in a automobile like that, which could be very aggressive, it is tough to beat.”


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