The point of the comment was not that Button was a gentleman. These men race crazy powerful machines in the one of the most competitive forums on earth. This has not been a gentleman’s sport in a very long time.
No the point was, and your own video has Kimi saying so if you watch it, is that he intentionally let him go by and gives the reason for doing so.
It was addressing the earlier claim for that pass as even good let alone great, given that the overtaker has a much better car and was intentionally given room in the end.
There is a famous phrase in Texas that addresses this: Button “was born on third and thinks he hit a triple”. A reference to the American pastime since we are at the US Grand Prix.
More than one person has suggested that Hamilton leaving McLaren was that he could not spend one more day he did not have to pretending to be merely Button’s equal.
Don’t get me wrong, all of us here seem to dislike one driver or another, but every driver out here is so talented it is absurd. Reflexes and hand eye coordination to dream upon then having been practiced at the sport of driving until almost no one on earth matters but the two dozen not our own guy who we gripe at.
I don’t say Button is not an amazing driver, I merely say I am quite sure Hamilton feels he is better than all of them racing today, let alone Button.
I was just watching a video of Button shaking Raikkonen’s hand and thanking him for giving him room.
I think from a tactical perspective Hamilton regaining second was bigger than the lead. I was cheering for Lewis and was afraid it would take him too long to get to second where he could start to stalk the lead, and certainly with team strategies going on all day, it seemed possible Red Bull might successfully shield Sebastian.