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Jenson Button does not foresee any issues between Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc when the pair link up at Ferrari next season.

“I think if it was Lewis of sort of seven, eight years ago, it will be a tricky relationship,” Button said on the Sky Sports F1 podcast. “But now, he just seems so relaxed in himself and no, I don’t think they’re going to have issues as being team-mates at all. No more than Carlos [Sainz] and Charles have right now.

“Do I think they’ll work well together? Yes. I think the positives that Charles has, he knows the team, speaks Italian. If he wanted to, he could make it really really difficult for Lewis and that team, the atmosphere.

“And you can say, ‘Well, that’s not sportsmanlike’, but that’s part of racing and Nico Rosberg will tell you that as well. It’s about getting the team of people behind you, so that gives you strength and it takes away strength from your team-mate. 

“But, Lewis has been around long enough to understand the situation and I’m really, really looking forward to that fight between team-mates.”

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