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Button's wait nearly over?

Last season Jenson Button was forced to endure an agonising wait over his future at McLaren.

The 2009 Formula One World Champion was still waiting for a decision from McLaren three weeks after the end of the 2014 Formula One World Championship.

That meant that the British driver had no idea if his Formula One career was over and was left in limbo.

Eventually McLaren came to a decision and paired Button with two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso for the new McLaren Honda project.

Both drivers, signed multi-year contracts, but whilst Alonso signed a three-year-deal seemingly with no get-out clauses, Button signed a one-year-deal plus a one-year-option in McLaren's favour.

The 35-year-old is now waiting for McLaren's decision.

There are some positive noises at least, but McLaren doesn't seem to be the most stable of teams right now with their current in-fighting with Honda.

'So far we do intend to keep them, We have to wait now [for] some date, some options and some legal papers, but we do intend [to keep them]. So we'll see.'McLaren Honda team chief Eric Boullier told Sky Sports during the Italian Grand Prix weekend.

The problem for McLaren Honda could well be their lowly Formula One constructors finish.

The team could finish 9th, just one place above Manor Marussia. That would see a huge knock in revenue from Formula One Management.

Add on the apparent lack in sponsors on the McLaren's and some have started to fear for their financial future.

Pairing Jenson Button with Fernando Alonso doesn't come cheap.

Throwing talented youngsters Kevin Magnussen or Stoffel Vandoorne into the second car could prove more savvy.








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Date:Thursday September 10 2015

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