Red Bull dismiss Button as title threat

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London, May 21(ANI): Reigning Formula One champion Jenson Button has been dismissed as a title threat by his main rivals Red Bull.

Button has dropped from first to fourth in the championship standings behind Red Bull's Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel.

Red Bull claims that Button's McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso are the only men to fear.

"There are two people we fear for this world title. They are Alonso, because he is at his absolute peak, and Hamilton," The Sun quoted Helmut Marko, Red Bull adviser, as saying.

"What the others are doing doesn't bother us so much," he added.

The Red Bull drivers are favourites to win the title this year, with the team already leading the constructors' championship, 20 points ahead of Ferrari.

They have consistently out-paced others till now in the season, claiming pole position for all six races. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, May 21, 2010, 11:41 [IST]
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