• Jun 30, 2010
Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren crypt – Click above to watch video after the jump

Objects have a way of moving through time in a way that we as mere humans can only dream of. Given the proper storage environment, limited humidity, a little care and a lot of good luck, a car can sail through the decades without a scratch. While owners fade to dust and the powers that brought them from vision to reality wander from memory, the vehicles themselves continue on just as they were in the moments of their highest glory. If you've been very, very lucky, you just might have experienced something like the video after the jump.

While we doubt too many people get private tours of the McLaren storage center, it's entirely possible that you've had a one-on-one moment with a special car of some kind. Maybe it belonged to an uncle, grandfather or parent, or maybe you reached out and touched a famous racer while the museum guards weren't watching. Either way, it's easy to feel the weight of years slip off so that you might make a connection with another point in time.

A new video has cropped up showing Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton as they poke around in the McLaren garage, and what they find is something more than special. Hop the jump to see for yourself.

[Source: YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      This video made me sweaty, gave me chills, and made me short of breath. So awesome. So humbling.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great video, it's great to see that they getting along like that. Ayrton Senna was a great driver, we all miss him.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Massive respect across the board. Thanks to all parties involved for the footage.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't know if it is a show but they seem to get along well together as team mates.
      I mean they dont have much to lose but still.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. The camaraderie seems to be something special between the two, and the team. I really hope that Lewis-Button-McLaren have a good long history together.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree 100%. Watching these two interact together really shows a friendship between them; if not there right now, I believe one will be formed. These two World Champions both driving for a British team (who will use British-powered engines next season) is something I believe special to see. I hope that these two stay for quite a while with McLaren and win a whole lot of races and Championships...That btw, coming from a non-McLaren fan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm a big Ferrari fan. It's really REALLY difficult for me not to just jump ship and pull for Button. Every. Single. Time he's interviewed, he makes me want to root for McLaren.

      What a class act. I hope he can positively influence Lewis.

      REALLY good video.



      BTW, I can't see Webber/Vettel, Massa/Alonso getting along this same way. McLaren has promoted their drivers, and their friendship as much as their team. Job well done.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There's something so cool about seeing a World Champion sit in a classic race car - one of the most beautiful in my opinion - making car noises. It's easy to get jaded about F1 and all the money that's spent on it and forget how passionate and respectful the drivers can be.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Completely agree.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe they can just leave Lewis there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That would be a hell of a garage to walk around in. Don't they also have a McLaren F1 GTR in there somewhere?


      Not hard to see how much sitting in Sennas car means to Hamilton. He obviously has a huge amount of respect for Senna.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Totally. Both Jenson and Lewis seem to be in awe in Senna's car. Nice to see that in these hot new hotshot kids these days. :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh man, that's spine-tingling stuff. Seeing the reference they have for Senna is incredibly cool. You know they were watching him race that car on TV, eating a bowl of cereal in awe, just like so many of us were.

        Clearly, they're fans of the sport too, not just participants.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Tell me, WHO doesn't have a huge amount of respect for someone who was so great, so big, so genius, but at same time so humble as Senna?

        Miss him! :(
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. That was such a cool video. It was so simple, yet evoked so many emotions. Awesome.

      I'll never forget the only time I've ever seen a McLaren F1 on the street. In my hometown of fricken San Leandro, CA of all places. It was two summers ago, late one night. A few friends and I were at the Marina hanging out. I remember hearing this roar behind us. I turn around and see this tiny sports car and at first I thought it was a Saleen S7 from the headlights. Then I listened closer and knew that wasn't any American big-block V8; as it got closer I saw the wheels and the whole profile. My heart stopped and my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe what was slowly crawling through the (almost empty) parking lot, not 20 feet from me.

      My friends weren't car-people so they had no idea why I was so giddy. The hum of the BMW V12 as it idled through the parking lot. I didn't get a glimpse of the driver, but I'm guessing it was probably Reggie Jackson, as he's the only one around here with the money and taste to be driving an F1 in such a random location. We stopped at Taco Bell after we were done at the Marina and crazy enough, saw the car again screaming up Marina Blvd as if it were on it's last lap of a 24hr Le Mans race. A simply awesome machine.

      Aww, I'll always have that memory. These guys are true car-people and it's cool to see them so humbled by their predecessors.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Imagine if Senna had not died and continued racing for many more years.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wonderful video, would love to see that collection of F1 cars. And major props to Lewis Hamilton for showing the respect for Ayrton Senna.
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