It will be Jenson Button and not Lewis Hamilton who will be champion challenger for 2012. Hamilton’s current contract is expiring by end of this year. He was the 2008 champion and 2011 season was not very promising for him as he was beaten by Jenson Button.
Despite such banter, Lewis Hamilton said that he was not affected by what the Red Bull team boss Christian Horner had to say. When asked about his opinion Hamilton said that each one was entitled to their own views and it did not matter to him.
Red Bull is comfortable with their two drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo who are both talented and deserve the opportunity. Vettel and Hamilton partnership could not work due to the fact that both have very strong characters. Horner also said that Red Bull would be going ahead with their two drivers and offers them an opportunity to see how they evolve. Horner was sure that the two new youngsters Jean-Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo would do wonders for the team.