Posted March 14, 2013 on AP on Fox
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McLaren driver Jenson Button says former teammate Lewis Hamilton could not be more wrong in his criticisms of the team and how it treats its drivers. Hamilton, who switched to Mercedes this season, has said several times since his move that his new team gives drivers more freedom, puts fewer demands upon them for sponsorship appearances and allows them more time to themselves. ''I was very, very surprised to hear that,'' Button said Thursday when asked about Hamilton's comments. Button says that McLaren, unlike Mercedes, cannot use massive revenues from its road car sales to bankroll its F1 operations and therefore needs to work harder to cultivate and retain sponsors.
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