Hamilton out to reigning champion Button

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London, Dec 8(ANI): Former Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has said that he is eager to regain his title from new team-mate and reigning champ Jenson Button.

Hamilton had won the championship crown in 2008, he will be joined by Button, who has signed a seven million pound-a-year deal with McLaren after being snubbed by Brawn GP's new owners Mercedes.

"You're always working with your teammate, but clearly both of us want to win," The Mirror quoted Hamilton, as saying.

Last season, Hamilton had scored just nine points in the first nine races, but had a stunning second half, bagging two wins to finish fifth in the standings.

The 24-year-old is certainly making the most of his time with McLaren, as his bond with the team grew stronger after he turned around their fortunes following a nightmare start.

With Hamilton and Button, it will also be the first time in F1 history that a team will start the season with the two most recent world champs.

Earlier, ex-team boss Eddie Jordan had said: "It is mouth-watering, as on the one hand you have a team that was built for Hamilton. But, Jenson will bring a different feeling to it.

"But Lewis' father, Anthony, is a tough customer and he will be looking for absolutely the best for that side of the camp. Jenson will need to play all his cards very well." (ANI)

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