Button and Hamilton in F1 showdown

SILVERSTONE - The Formula One title battle between Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton could boil over in Sunday's British GP, former world champion Damon Hill said yesterday.

SILVERSTONE - The Formula One title battle between Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton could boil over in Sunday's British GP, former world champion Damon Hill said yesterday.

Britain's two world champions are one-two in the standings for leaders McLaren after winning two races each this season.

Hamilton, the 2008 champion, leads current title holder Button by six points at the halfway mark.

"Jenson will not be letting Lewis get away with anything," said 1996 world champion Hill.

"Between the two British drivers in possibly the best car, you are going to have a very close and fascinating battle, which is great for everyone," he said.

Hill said he was delighted with Button's performance after former champions and critics had warned him that he was making a big mistake in leaving Brawn to join Hamilton's team. - Reuters

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