Former world champion Jenson Button also does not know which of the two title candidates has the best papers for the last two races of the season. Lewis Hamilton’s former teammate does acknowledge that we are looking at a historic battle, he tells Sky Sports.
With two races to go, the title race is more exciting than ever. There is only eight points between Hamilton and his rival Max Verstappen, in favor of the Dutchman. The Mercedes driver managed to take the victories in the past two races. Red Bull Racing will have to come up with an answer to Mercedes’ speed in Saudi Arabia and in Abu Dhabi.
‘Little room for mistakes’
Button can’t choose between the two title contenders. “Both are doing really great, the teams are also going for it. It seems that Mercedes is now the dominant party again, but the track in Jeddah is very different again,” said Button. The Formula 1 circus will descend on Saudi Arabia next weekend. About the track, the single world champion says: “It is a fast track, but there is little room for error because of all the fences around the track.” After the race in Jeddah, the final round will be in Abu Dhabi. There, the circuit has been renovated to promote overtaking. “We don’t really know what to expect from that new track,” says the former McLaren driver.
Exciting title fight
Button is also enjoying the battle for the world championship. “It’s very exciting, isn’t it?” he says. He also praises the drivers and the teams: “With two Grands Prix to go, the difference is only eight points. We are also looking at two of the best drivers in the whole world.” Mercedes has shown strong in recent races whether that will also be the case in the last races, is open to question. “It’s very close and we simply don’t know which car will be fastest in the next race,” Button concluded.