Jenson Button has claimed that his race-winning Grands Prix with McLaren were some of his best races, as he had to beat teammate Lewis Hamilton to succeed in them. Button and Hamilton were partners at the Woking-based team for three years, from 2010 to 2012.

In their time together, McLaren won 18 races, ten for Hamilton and eight for Button. Button retired from Formula 1 at the end of the 2016 season, but made a one-off appearance at the Monaco Grand Prix earlier this year, stepping in for Fernando Alonso.

While Button says that the two were closely matched in race-pace, Hamilton had the advantage when it came to one lap pace: “He is unbelievably quick and, over one lap, he is the quickest guy I think that has ever driven a Formula One car,” Button told Sky Sports.

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