Jenson Button Believes British Drivers Can Challenge for Podium at Silverstone
Former F1 champion predicts Lewis Hamilton or George Russell to fight for podium positions at the British Grand Prix
Jenson Button, the former Formula 1 champion, has expressed his belief that at least one of the British drivers will be in contention for a podium finish at their home race at Silverstone. With Lewis Hamilton, George Russell, and Lando Norris representing the British contingent on the grid in 2023, Button thinks they have the potential to challenge for a top-three finish.
While Button considers Max Verstappen the favorite to win the race due to his dominant form and the superiority of his car, he expects the British drivers to be in the mix for podium positions. Button, who previously drove for the Brackley-based team now known as Mercedes, believes Hamilton and Russell will be strong contenders for the podium, although he acknowledges that McLaren’s Lando Norris also looks competitive.