The rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will ‘boil over’ at this weekend’s British Grand Prix, says Damon Hill.
The McLaren drivers head to Silverstone separated by just six points at the head of the championship standings, and with two wins apiece and five podiums each, honours have been split fairly evenly to-date.
“Your closest, most significant competitor is always your team-mate, and when you’ve got a team-mate as good as Jenson, nothing is a foregone conclusion,” said 1996 F1 champion Damon Hill.
“Jenson won’t let Lewis get away with anything, and with two British drivers in what is possibly now the best car, we are going to see a very good and fascinating battle, which is good for everyone. It’s just been on simmer so far – but now it will start to boil over. This could be the beginning of the rest of the season.”