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Irvine tells car finance world that Jenson Button is best “number 2” in F1

Outspoken and lovable Eddie Irvine has been quoted saying that he thinks Jenson Button is the “best number 2” in F1 thanks to his laid-back attitude.

Outspoken and lovable Eddie Irvine has been quoted saying that he thinks Jenson Button is the “best number 2” in F1 thanks to his laid-back attitude.

"Jenson is doing nothing special. He just does a reasonable job” said Irvine to Germany's Auto Bild Motorsport.

"He knows he will never again be world champion and he drives accordingly. Lewis on the other hand absolutely wants to be champion again and so he's too aggressive.

"He fights not only against the others but against himself; in some races he has been simply stupid," said the ex-Ferrari driver.

Speaking about Hamilton possibly swapping to Red Bull, Irvine said:

"Then we will see how good (Sebastian) Vettel is," he stated. "And we really would, because one thing we already know is that Hamilton has beaten Alonso in the same team."

Of Vettel, Irvine thinks the German is "very, very good, but many drivers have taken a title in Newey's car. And, for me, his teammate Webber is not a top driver".

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