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'Jenson's taken the right decisions' - Hamilton

ESPNF1 Staff
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Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton celebrate after McLaren's 1-2 in China © Sutton Images
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Lewis Hamilton has said that he has made things hard for himself so far this season while team-mate Jenson Button has taken "the easier route".

Speaking after he finished second behind Button in Shanghai, Hamilton told the Daily Telegraph he felt he had only been let down by his qualifying pace and team mistakes.

"I feel I have had great races but Jenson has taken the right decisions and taken the easier route," he said. "I have had the harder route and got good results but hopefully soon I will take the easier route and it will be a lot easier.

"The good thing with me and Jenson is that we clearly want to beat each other but Jenson is very smart and does not have that too aggressive flair in him and neither have I. I am really happy for him. He did a better job and I am sure that when the tables turn, as they will, it will the same for me."

Hamilton told the newspaper he was not surprised how quickly Button had settled at McLaren. "The team just embrace the drivers, they want us both to win. They did absolutely everything to get him up to speed and feel comfortable. They did the same for me in 2007."