“So much of their time is dedicated to the media, sponsors and partners but it is the fans who make the sport," he repeated, “It was so stressful on the pit wall - the mechanics in the garage were wincing - but you have to have confidence in the drivers. There will be no attempt to step in or interfere. Sometimes we get it wrong but, when you have a race like that, you know you are right.”
Button, who is generally acclaimed to be slower than Hamilton, admitted that McLaren's attitude to its two drivers was refreshing, given the favouritism being shown to rivals elsewhere.
"I didn't hear anything on the radio, which is nice," he confirmed, "I think they thought we had to concentrate on what we were doing at that moment in time. It is always fun racing with Lewis. I think we are pretty fair - and I don't think we touched this time!"