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Jenson Button jokingly suggests he could crash into Nico Rosberg to aide Lewis Hamilton

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Jenson Button has light heartedly suggested that he could crash in to Nico Rosberg at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend to help Lewis Hamilton win the drivers championship.

Hamilton needs to win this Sunday to have a realistic chance of taking his third straight world championship, but even if the Brit does finish first Rosberg only requires a podium finish to secure his maiden title. 

The challenge is one that Hamilton himself has admitted is steep but Button joked in an interview with GQ that he could lend a helping hand to his former Mclaren teammate. 

The 36-year-old, who is retiring from the sport after Sunday's race, said, via the Daily Mail: "Well, unless one of us crashes into him (Rosberg will win).

"I mean, Lewis is very rich and has a lot of money, flies around in a private jet, so I'm sure he can afford to pay me. 

"The only possibility, however, would be when Nico laps me because we're not fast enough. Anyway, I'm open to offers. And anyway, I'm retiring… sorry, taking a sabbatical."

Emotional weekend

The former world champion continued to talk about what this weekend means to him after such an illustrious career in F1.

"I'm really looking forward to this weekend, and have been for a few races now," he added.

"It marks a very special chapter in my life and I'll have my friends and some of my family out in Abu Dhabi with me which I'm very excited about.

"It's going to be a hugely emotional weekend and I hope with the support of the fans, the team and the people that are closest to me, we can go out there and give it our absolute maximum and enjoy the weekend."

His final season in the sport hasn't been a successful one by his high standards as Button has won just 21 points, but the 2009 world champion walks away with 15 race wins, 50 podiums and over 1200 points. Quite a career!

What's your prediction for the Abu Dhabi GP? Let us know in the comments section below!

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