Hamilton still ‘speed king’, says Button

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2011, 12:53 PM IST

London: Formula One 2009 champion Jenson Button has reportedly told 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton that in his eyes Hamilton is still the speed king.

Button became the first teammate to beat Hamilton in his fellow Brit`s F1 career as he took the runners-up spot in the championship.

A leading daily quoted McLaren ace Button, 31, as saying: "He`s still got the speed. He had some tough races but also some great ones."

Meanwhile, Button has also agreed to a new three-year deal with McLaren.

ANI