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Button hints at new deal

McLaren might not be interested in announcing their driver line-up for 2015 in Suzuka, but Jenson Button appears happy to talk.

Many people in the paddock and journalists around Formula One had pondered if McLaren would announce their 2015 driver line-up in Japan.

With the teams switch from Mercedes to Honda power for next season, an announcement in Suzuka, a track owned by Honda would be the perfect destination for such an announcement.

However McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier told Sky Sports following the Singapore Grand Prix: ďAbsolutely not, there are no plans to announce anything yet.Ē

McLaren and Honda have been keen to sign a marquee driver for the brand new partnership.

Reports have suggested that McLaren have been holding talks with the likes of Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel regarding potential future drives, but those talks are thought to be driver options for 2016 and beyond.

Alonso has categorically stated that he will be staying at Ferrari for next season, whilst both Hamilton and Vettel are locked in at Mercedes and Red Bull respectively for 2015.

With that in mind it is believed that McLaren could end up with an unchanged driver line-up in 2015 with both Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen kept on for another season.

The news is great for 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, who whilst out-of-contract also appeared to be out-of-favour.

ďIím pretty happy Iíll be here next year, and I feel Iím doing a good job right now. Button told Sky Sports.

'I just have to sort Saturdays a bit more, Iíve been a bit unlucky and not got the best out of it every weekend, which annoys me more than anything else, but Iíll get there.Ē








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Date:Thursday September 25 2014

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