Hamilton undaunted by Button challenge

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London, May 7 (ANI): Lewis Hamilton is unfazed by the threat posed by in-form Jenson Button, who is leading Formula One's Battle of Britain.

Button has won two of this season's four races while McLaren team-mate Hamilton is yet to register a win.

While Button leads the world championship table, Hamilton is back in joint-third place with archrival Fernando Alonso.

Asked whether he fancied his chances at supplanting Button, an unperturbed Hamilton told The Sun, "Yeah, I'm not sweating, it's all good. It's a long season and we've only had four races, so there's a long, long way to go."

Hamilton, who has pulled off 32 overtaking manoeuvres this season against Button's seven, added, "I don't fear anyone or any other team. I have not even looked at what points I have or what points I don't have. We'll see what happens in the future."

Meanwhile, Hamilton insists that their rivalry is limited to the racetrack alone, and that their performances are propelling McLaren to greater victories, "We're coping really well and doing productive work at the team. I'm in the best team with the best team-mate," said Hamilton.

On the subject of racing with Formula-One giant Michael Schumacher Hamilton said it was a privilege to go wheel-to-wheel with him.

Schumacher's comeback from retirement has been disappointing with Hamilton easily out-doing him on the circuit. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, May 7, 2010, 13:07 [IST]
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