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Button happy to stay at McLaren

The Brit feels looking elsewhere would be wrong.
Friday, September 6, 2013

MONZA, September 6th, 2013 (F1plus/R. Baillie).- Jenson Button feels McLaren is the best place to be as he looks to extend his contract with the Woking based team.

The Brit has been with McLaren, who are currently celebrating their 50th birthday, since 2010 and is yet to sign a contract with the team for the 2014 season though both he and the team have commented that they’re happy together.

“Yes, I’m very happy to stay where I am.” said Button.

Despite a season best finish of fifth place in China, the Brit said he felt it would be wrong to look elsewhere.

“I think it’s very easy, when times are difficult, to look elsewhere but when you’re in a team like McLaren that has been fighting at the front for so many years it’s definitely the wrong move to move elsewhere.”

The 2009 world champion went on to say that he felt the team were making good progress and their fortunes may change next season.

“I feel I have a very good family in the team and at the end of last year we had the quickest car on the grid. We don’t now but it could easily come our way again next season. I feel we are making good progress so this is the right place to be.”

Speaking about his chances this weekend, Button said he felt the cars low downforce package may work well around the Autodromo Nazionale Monza and added that the team would know how well it would work or not within a few laps of Free Practice 1.

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