Button’s pain is Hamilton’s gain!

Updated: Feb 26, 2013, 17:14 PM IST

London: Formula One ace Jenson Button's title hopes were dealt a major blow as Paddy Lowe left the position of McLaren’s technical director to join Mercedes.

However, Button has promised that his team would survive even without Lowe’s expertise, and added that a team is successful with the combined efforts of all its members, instead of a single person, however talented he may be.

Lowe will join ex-McLaren ace Lewis Hamilton, already at Mercedes, although he will see out his contract on gardening leave before being released to Brackley for 2014.