McLaren drivers Button, Hamilton call truce over Twitter feud ahead of Korean GP

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 10:50 hrs

McLaren drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jensen Button met face to face on Thursday to put an end to the recent Twitter feud between them, and both of them claim the row hasn't affected their work in the team.

Hamilton had already said sorry publicly for accusing Button of lacking respect on Twitter, but he apologised face-to-face when they arrived in the paddock on Thursday in Korea to prepare for Sunday's Grand Prix.

"No, not at all. I am aware that people are now trying to say there is a rift between Jenson and me. I just said to him, although it is probably hard to believe after this week, that I have always respected him," the Daily Mirror quoted Hamilton, as saying.

"I knew him and his dad in 1995. I won the British kart championship with his dad's engine. I have a huge amount of respect for him and what he has done in the sport. We have had a fantastic -relationship all these years. Sometimes in the heat of the moment you just say things you shouldn't say or that you don't mean," he added.

Button also brushed off the incident but there is clearly still static between the McLaren driver duo.

"It's dealt with now, it's done. Lewis came and apologised. It's not worth talking about because it's Twitter. I have no issue with it. He's entitled to his opinion. That's it," Button said. (ANI)

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