Lewis Hamilton says McLaren should keep Jenson Button
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Lewis Hamilton has described Jenson Button as "better than most of the drivers" and urged McLaren to keep him.
Button, 34, says he has not made a decision on his future - but hinted that he may leave the sport.
Mercedes driver Hamilton, 29, said: "If I had a team, I would want him in it because he's a great asset."
"It's not the team need a better driver - there are not many out there. They just need a better car," he added.
"Button is a great driver, still one of the strongest, and he's had an amazing career. He's also a decent guy, so it doesn't correlate."
McLaren - who also have Dane Kevin Magnussen in their team - have yet to announce who their drivers will be next season.
Hamilton, who partnered Button at McLaren for three years from 2010 to 2012, added: "He still has plenty of time, given his ability as a driver, to keep racing and winning."