LITESPORT LEWIS HAMILTON has warned fellow Brit Jenson Button: Im not here to help you take my title. World champion Hamilton goes into Sundays European Grand Prix in Valen- cia on the back of his first win of the sea- son with McLaren in Hungary last time out while Brawns Button, after a strong start, is struggling to hold off Mark Web- bers Red Bull. But Hamilton has dismissed any notion that he might deliberately help his coun- tryman by beating Aussie Webber. He said: Im not really looking to do that. Im looking to win races for us as a team and to be as successful as we can. If that happens to help Jenson win the championship, then that would be fantas- tic for me and for all British fans. But hes notmyteam-mateandImnotheretohelp him win. Were here to win races. The greatest thing, I think, is if I was to be very competitive at this last bunch of races. Its great for people to see that we still have it and that Im still a worthy world champion. Button aims to respond to the growing challenge posed by Webber by ending a run of three disappointing performances with a return to the podium. He said: I think we understand the car much better than we did one or two races ago. It looks positive. We have made some steps forward. We come to Valencia with a positive attitude. We have had a great season this year. If someone had said to me you could win six of 10 races I would have bitten their arm off. It is just they all happened at the start of the season. But we can be strong again. This car is not bad. I think that we have just maybe gone slightly in the wrong direction. But we will pick up our pace, for sure. Luca Badoer will be driving for Ferrari intheabsenceof theinjuredFelipeMassa after Michael Schumacher aborted his planned comeback. Hamilton joined the Formula One elite in 2007, just after Schumacher had quit with a record seven world titles. Hamilton said: It would have been a privilegeandanhonourtohavecompeted against Michael. London Lite Friday, 21 August 2009 31 Murraywont commitany cardinal Cins ANDY MURRAY insists there is no room for complacency as he bids for a place in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters and a possible showdown with Roger Federer. Murray swatted aside Radek Stepanek 6-4 6-1 and will next face world number 55 Julien Benneteau. Although the 22-year-old Scot will start a huge favourite against the Frenchman, he knows he can take nothing for granted if he is to go all the way to make a successful defence of his title. Murray said: Ive only played him once before at Wimbledon and it was quite a tough match in four sets. He got in as a lucky loser and sometimes when that happens guys really go for it and theyve got nothing to lose. It will be tricky. Top-seed Federer wil face old rival Lleyton Hewitt after the Swiss came from a set down to beat David Ferrer. It was a tough match, said Federer. The conditions were really difficult with the swirling wind. David made my life hard, but I fought really well. LITE&biTTer Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... lOLIVIA (L&B 20/8) not sure how beating Hull overshadows a Champions League win? Oh, and we beat Everton 6-1 always one step ahead! Cesc, EN6 lOLIVIA (L&B 20/8) er, NO ! Remind me of your next Champions League game? Oh thats right, youve never had one! Stick to cooking and cleaning! G Goon, N5 lOLIVIA (L&B 20/8) are you sure? You seriously think your win against the Mighty Hull puts our night in the shade? Ha ha ha! Gra, N14 lANYONE else noticed Millwalls ground is very close to a rubbish recycling plant. Hmm? Red Dave, Ilford lSTEVEO (L&B 20/8) forget Liverpool and Dull City, your season starts on Sunday and we are waiting for you. Hockley Hammer lED (L&B 20/8) you got no soul! Afc Wimbledon v MK Dons, at some point, that would be great . Non league fan, Workington lRE SEMENYA (L&B 20/08) as the debate rages over the gender of Caster Semenya, has anyone else worked out the anagram of her name Yes, a secret man? M Upton, SL9 To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL ranT to 65400 Terms apply. See Undoing Button wont hurt a Brit! richards: I knew we would be in trouble FORMER Harlequins rugby director Dean Richards has admitted he knew on the day his fake blood ruse was destined to end in failure. Richards has been banned from coaching for three years after ordering winger Tom Williams to fake a cut using a blood capsule in the Heineken Cup last season. Richards (below) concedes their deceit was poorly concealed. He told BBC Radio Five Live: It isnt something we rehearsed, it was something on the spur of the moment. When we went through with it and I was stood on the touchline I was thinking, Oh my god. I saw Tom coming off with blood all around his mouth and walking like Bruce Grobbelaar. I was mortified and I knew at that point, instantly, something would come of it. lLive on Sky Sports Xtra, from 7pm DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP 1. JENSON ButtON (GB) Brawn.......................70pts 2. MARk WEBBER (Aus) Red Bull......................51.5 3. SEBAStIAN VEttEL (Ger) Red Bull..............47 4. RuBENS BARRICHELLO (Brz) Brawn...........44 5. NICO ROSBERG (Ger) Williams.....................25.5 6. JARNO tRuLLI (Ita) toyota.............................22.5 7. FELIPE MASSA (Brz) Ferrari...........................22 8. LEWIS HAMILtON (GB) McLaren.................19 9. kIMI RAIkkONEN (Fin) Ferrari.......................18 10.tIMO GLOCk (Ger) toyota.............................16 lQualifying: tomorrow, live on BBC1, 1pm Race: Sunday, live on BBC1, from 12.10pm by neal collins Hamilton issues a warning in Valencia Flying the flag: British rivals Lewis Hamilton, left, and Jenson Button yesterday LightningBoltstrikestwice USAIN BOLT celebrated his 23rd birthday today admitting he was shocked to be the proud holder of a second world record in five days at the World Championships in Berlin. The Jamaican stormed to victory in the 200m in 19.19secs and insisted: I can definitely say I didnt expect that time because I was a little bit tired. Maybe next time I should just run the 200m or the 100m alone. My form was going backwards. I wasnt running upright. It wasnt a good race but it was a fast one. 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