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Button on the brink

Jenson Button looks set to be leaving McLaren and possibly Formula One at the end of the season.

The 2009 Formula One World Champion's future is currently in limbo, with the British driver is out-of-contract at the end of the season.

Button himself has previously spoken of his desire to stay with the team, but with McLaren in no rush to confirm their driver line-up, even Button is now reconsidering his McLaren future.

McLaren switch from Mercedes power to Honda power for 2015, with the Japanese manufacturer keen to sign a marquee driver for next season and beyond.

It would appear that 34-year-old Button does not fit the picture and McLaren have been widely linked to Fernando Alonso.

Alonso appears to have had the remainder of his two-year-contract with Ferrari terminated by mutual consent, but no confirmation has been forthcoming, leaving McLaren to delay their own plans.

The media in the paddock certainly believe that Kevin Magnussen is set to remain with the team, which would mean Button being cast aside.

'When you're not sure if your contract's going to be renewed, it opens your eyes to different challenges and possibilities. Whether it's racing, doing another sport or something different I'm excited about the challenges ahead. Button told the BBC.

'I have a lot of different ideas for my future, whether it's next year or the year after.

'F1 is a massive part of my life and motor racing has been. It's not going to stop, it will continue.

'But never feel that I'm being pushed out of the sport because I'm definitely going to be in it in some way, and it's going to be a massive challenge.'








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Date:Friday November 7 2014

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