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Button: It’s a seven-way fight in F1 2010

Jenson Button claims that as many as seven teams will be in the mix to fight for success in 2010
Defending champion Jenson Button has backed the 'big four' to fight for honours during the 2010 F1 season – but has suggested that three other teams could join the party during the season ahead.

Speaking to Reuters following the final pre-season test in Barcelona, Button said he felt that his own McLaren team - as well as Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull Racing – would be a contender during the year ahead as the four top teams from 2009 look to fight for the crown.

However, with a number of other teams having impressed during pre-season testing, Button suggested that another three teams could realistically be regarded as potential winners for the year ahead.

"I think there are more than four teams at the front," he said. "You've got us, Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull, but you've also got Sauber, Force India are not far behind, and the Williams.

"So it's very, very competitive, which is good to see."

Team-mate Lewis Hamilton set the pace during the final pre-season test in Barcelona, but Red Bull, Ferrari, Force India, Williams and Mercedes all had cars inside the top ten on the overall times.

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Rosburger - Unregistered

March 02, 2010 11:15 AM

Andrew, you make your statememnts like they are fact, They are not! and there is no sound evidence to back them up, Button is World Champion and to think he would move to a team to take up a No2 driver position is laughable, all the trouble in 2007 was due to the fact that Mclaren would not allow there to be a No1 and No2 driver, Ask Alonso, thats why he threw all his toys out the Pram !

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