I will not settle for being second best: Button

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London, Dec 15(ANI): Reigning Formula One world champion Jenson Button has warned former champion and McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton that he will not settle for being second best in the team.

Button's comment came after he finished runner-up in the BBC Sports Personality awards, where he was the favourite, but lost out to Manchester United star Ryan Giggs.

"Any sportsman does not like coming second, but Ryan is the best man I could have lost to," The Sun quoted Button, as saying.

"I'm looking forward to working with Lewis. We will work together to build a good car but, on circuit, we will be fierce rivals. That's the way it is," he added.

Earlier, Hamilton has said that he is eager to regain his title from Button.

Button has signed a seven million pound-a-year deal with McLaren after being snubbed by Brawn GP's new owners Mercedes. He will join Hamilton, who had won the championship crown in 2008. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 15:08 [IST]
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