London, Jan 25(ANI): Reigning Formula One champion Jenson Button has admitted that his duel for supremacy against McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton will see them have some close results in the 2010-11 season.
Button is sure he and Hamilton will co-operate even though many F1 observers believe there will be a destructive clash of egos between the last two world champions.
"You never know what is going to happen during a season, but the way we've got to set out is we've got to work together and fight it out on the circuit. We're going to be fierce rivals. We both understand that," The Mirror quoted Button, as saying.
"Of course we're going to be fierce rivals; we're here to win and your team-mate is the one who is in the same car as you," he added.
The duo will be racing in the footstep of their idols, two champions who also drove for McLaren in the 1980s. Button worships Alain Prost, who won three titles with McLaren, while Hamilton prefers the Frenchman's bitter rival, Brazilian Ayrton Senna.
"We're quite different people from those two, although strangely enough our helmet colours are the same. If we're fighting for sixth or seventh, in reality, who cares? If we're fighting for first, that's what counts. And the only way we'll be fighting for first is if we work together," he said.
Button further said that he is "a lot more confident" as both a driver and a person than he was in 2009. (ANI)