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Jenson Button: It's been great working with Lewis Hamilton

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

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Jenson Button has paid tribute to Lewis Hamilton

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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.

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