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Jenson Button clarifies recent comments about Lewis Hamilton

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A certain interview with former world champion Jenson Button has been making headlines for much of last week, and centres on the 37-year-old’s comments that he found former teammate Lewis Hamilton slightly weird.

On Facebook live this morning, following on from his interview with the BBC Breakfast programme, the Brit has clarified the comments he made regarding the Mercedes driver.

According to Button, his comments have been taken completely out of context by the press, who he felt have grabbed on the phrasing of his observation and turned it into something completely different from what he was trying say.

“I actually read this the other day – I’m doing interviews leading up to the launch of my book.

“And it made me realise why I don’t like doing interviews and it’s because they just grabbed ‘Lewis is weird,” the 37-year-old said.

“Which isn’t exactly how I said it in the book.

“I was commenting on our relationship together and how it was strained.”

Button also stated that at the time both were world champions in the same team with the same nationality – and that was always going to cause a certain amount of friction between the pair.

“It was always going to be – we were both world champions in the same team, both British as well – in a British team.

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“And I actually said, Lewis said something or posted something which I felt was strange or I thought was weird.

“It was worded slightly differently, and that’s why the book is so important to me.

“Because it’s my words – my life - and my words nothing taken out of context and used as a headline.

Watch the Facebook Live with Jenson Button below. [Scroll to 10:05 for Lewis Hamilton comments]

“So that’s why it was really important for me to do the book.”

Jenson Button’s book ‘Jenson Button: Life to the Limit: My Autobiography’ is out on October 19.

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