Bangalore, Sep. 28 : Former Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has admitted he has been out-driven by his McLaren teammate Jenson Button this season, so much so that he has declared him the team's top driver.
Speaking after a disappointing fourth place finish in the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday, the Daily Mail quoted Hamilton, as saying "Jenson''s done an incredible job. I feel he''s done a better job all season, really."
Hamilton has been dogged by controversy this year after numerous collisions while trying to overtake his rivals and has failed to finish on the podium since winning the German Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring in July.
Button meanwhile, has finished his last four races on the podium with some typically smooth driving and is on course to become the first driver to finish ahead of Hamilton as a teammate in the championship.
Hamilton was speaking in Bangalore, India, where 40,000 spectators witnessed him drive the MP4-23 car, with India due to host its first Grand Prix in New Delhi in just over a month''s time. (ANI)