Jenson Button says that the Lewis Hamilton he sees on the grid today is not the same Lewis that was his team mate at McLaren between 2010 and 2012.

The 2009 world champion said that his compatriot has completely reinvented himself as a driver in the years he’s been at Mercedes.

“Lewis is a different Lewis to what I knew,” Button told Top Gear presenter Chris Harris on the latest Collecting Cars podcast. “Lewis, when I knew him, was lightning quick in qualifying.

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