Coulthard on Button as McLaren team leader

Coulthard on Button as McLaren team leader

In his latest exclusive column for AUTOSPORT, grand prix winner David Coulthard thinks Jenson Button will revel in the role of McLaren team leader once Lewis Hamilton moves to Mercedes at the end of the season.

Jenson Button has one hell of an opportunity that's just landed in his lap. Next year, he assumes the role of undisputed McLaren number one, and I have a feeling that will suit him down to the ground.

I've got a lot of time for Jenson. He's an easy-going, very likeable guy in a paddock where many of the drivers are not. He's one of the few who commands as much respect for his off-track demeanour and the way he deals with people as he does for his speed and ability in the car.

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