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When Jenson Button briefly engaged Lewis Hamilton in battle for the lead in Turkey, it was electrifying and it may yet have repercussions
Interesting times at McLaren. When Jenson Button briefly engaged Lewis Hamilton in battle for the lead in Turkey, it was electrifying and, although the fight was subsequently called off and all appeared serene in Canada two weeks later, it may yet have repercussions.
Certainly Hamilton was surprised, to say the least, to see the other McLaren alongside in the Istanbul race's late stages. He clearly believed that, with the Red Bulls beaten and he having been the leading McLaren driver all day (and the man whose pressure had induced the Red Bull calamity), it was a done deal that he would lead the team one-two. It was a reasonable assumption.
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