London: British Formula One Jenson Button reckons that teammate Lewis Hamilton’s bid to maintain his record as a McLaren top dog may be the reason behind his aggressive driving in the second half of the season.
Hamilton has never been bettered by a teammate over a season, but Button went ahead of him in the rankings by finishing third in the Belgium Grand Prix.
With five rounds remaining, the 26-year-old is currently fifth in the championship points’ table, three behind Button.
“I wasn’t planning on giving Lewis a pep talk. We don’t really talk away from the circuit,” the Sun quoted Button, as saying.
“I don’t know if my form is rattling Lewis,” he added.
Hamilton has been involved in a number of incidents in the second half of the season - getting embroiled in several clashes during the Monaco Grand Prix, colliding with Button in Canada, and banging wheels with Pastor Maldonado in qualifying for Belgium Grand Prix before tangling with Kamui Kobayashi in the race.