British F1 legends tip Hamilton over Button for drivers' crown

Nic Cackett

Despite being the current world champion, there seem to be few in the F1 racing fraternity prepared to back Jenson Button over his new teammate at McLaren this season.

Two British motorsport legends have tipped Lewis Hamilton to hold a competitive edge over his countryman when the first race begins at Bahrain next Sunday.

"I give Lewis the edge for the first six races because he knows the team and the people and the car," former champion Nigel Mansell told Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek.