Recent comments by Fernando Alonso are an attempt to shift attention from the Spaniard, according to Jenson Button.
In the approach to this weekend’s Spanish grand prix, the Ferrari driver provocatively said Lewis Hamilton is close to being penalised by race stewards for driving infractions.
And the double world champion also said he senses relationship “problems” between Hamilton and his McLaren teammate Button.
“Fernando is having a bit of fun with everyone,” Button said in Barcelona.
“He’s trying to move the focus away from himself a little bit. I’m very happy and I think Lewis is. We’re getting on really well.”
Button also sided with Hamilton in disapproving of Alonso’s pit entry passing manoeuvre on his Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa three weeks ago in China.
The Italian team and its drivers have dismissed the rumblings about the incident, but Button admitted he would “be gutted if my teammate did that to me”.