Hamilton insists ‘battling’ Button ‘still a deadly threat

Updated: Jun 12, 2012, 16:05 PM IST

London: Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton has warned that his troubled team-mate Jenson Button is still a deadly title threat and needs to be watched.

Button, 32, is at his lowed ebb after his fourth non-points finish in the six races and has plummeted from championship leader to eighth, marking his worst position for two-and-a-half years.

However, Hamilton backed his McLaren crony and exuded confidence in his capabilities.

“Jenson is a world champion and he is massively strong. He will bounce back. You can’t write him off for the championship because one win puts you right back up there,” a daily quoted Hamilton, as saying.

Button admitted, “I am confused and lost”.