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Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus and Mercedes chase Button

McLaren are willing to offer 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button a new three-year-deal, whilst Red Bull, Ferrari, Lotus and Mercedes are also showing an interest in the British driver.

McLaren are yet to confirm their driver line-up for 2014, but it is thought that Button has already signed a new one-year-contract with the team, with the delay over the announcement due to question marks over Sergio Perez's future with the team.

But while a one year contract has already been agreed the Daily Mail have reported that talks regarding a three-year-contract with the 33-year-old have already taken place with McLaren and Honda both keen to sign up Button on a longer term contract.

Button already has strong links with Honda, with the Japanese manufacturer powering the old BAR team between 2003 and 2006 before taking over the team as a fully fledged manufacturer before withdrawing from the sport at the end of 2008.

He is seen by some as the ideal driver to lead Honda's return to Formula One, but with so much speculation and potential empty seats at the top teams for 2015, Button's options could be wide and vast.

Red Bull may well have announced the pairing of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo for 2014, but there is no guarantee that the Australian will make the step up performance wise and so the Daily Mirror have suggested that Red Bull Racing have shown an interest in Button as a possible replacement for 2015.

It's a similar tail at Ferrari, the Italian manufacturer might have confirmed Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen for 2014, but with such a dramatic shift of mindset from Ferrari after having a clear number one driver for many years it is far from clear whether the decision will work for the team.

Fernando Alonso has already been linked with a sensational return to McLaren following the news of Kimi's return to Ferrari and so a potential seat swap between Button and Alonso is not out of question, neither is the duo pairing up with either team.

The more intriguing links come with the interest of Lotus and Mercedes. While Mercedes have confirmed Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton for next year with the pair forging a close partnership this season, the newspaper also suggests that Hamilton would welcome working with Button again.

While Lotus are yet to confirm who will be driving the team in 2014 let alone 2015.

Silly season is well and truly upon us, with driver line-ups for 2014 and 2015 clearly in the thoughts of the teams. While with new engine regulations in 2014 which drivers will make the right decisions in the ever changing landscape of F1?








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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 16 2013

Time: 11:00AM

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Having watched the Hamilton and Rosberg best of friends video on the bbc website I doubt there will be any movement at Mercedes any time soon.
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