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Button: No plans to leave McLaren

Jenson Button has not think about depart from McLaren or stop working from Formula 1 in the next few season. Last year button extended his deal next three year for McLaren, 2009 world champion performed well in last season and done second on drivers championship behind the world champion Sebastian Vettel.

“Driving a good car always helps,” Button told the Press Association. “And when you’re able to fight for victories it makes a massive difference, in particular after you’ve been racing for 12 to 13 years in the sport. Because I’m racing for McLaren, it’s a team that has achieved so much in its career in Formula One. Even if we have an uncompetitive car, you still believe in the future you will get a competitive car.

“You don’t immediately think ‘well, I’ve had some great times, it is time to leave’. You still feel strongly about building up the team and fighting for a world championship again. If we get a bad car over the next couple of years it’s not going to make me think ‘it’s time to give up now’.

“I’ll still have fight in me and I’ll want to get back to winning ways. But right now, I can’t see a time when I might stop.”

“A lot of people enjoy the sport, but they find it a little bit overpowering,” added Button.

“I think Michael [Schumacher] probably found that – and Kimi [Raikkonen] too – that he wanted to spend more time with his family and friends and maybe try something new. But you soon realise this is where your heart is and this is what you were born to do, not that we can’t achieve in other things. But when you’ve put so much time, energy and effort into one sport it’s difficult to move on, and I don’t see any reason to move on.”

“I do feel very good here,” Brit said. “We’ve a great atmosphere; everyone thinks it’s a very cold, very grey team. I was expecting that a little bit when I arrived, but at that point I knew they normally build good cars and their history is very exciting. But there is a great passion here. People talk about Ferrari and them being very passionate, and they are. “

“But I don’t think most people realise how passionate this team is, and how much they want to achieve. So I’m very happy here, and you never know what’s going to happen in the future. I’m not going to sign my life away, but I’ll stay here for the next few years, definitely. I’m going to be here.”


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