Button Will Retire from F1 at McLaren
Having arrived at Woking last year after a championship winning performance with Brawn GP, the British driver sees no reason to leave McLaren, as he adapted very well to the requirements of his new squad.
Last year, the 31-year old scored 2 wins for McLaren early in the season and managed to keep himself into title contention until a couple of races to the end.
“When I finish racing here, I won't be racing in Formula 1 anymore,” announced Button in a recent interview with British magazine Autosport, reiterating the comments made when advising teammate Lewis Hamilton not to leave Woking either, earlier this year.
“I can't imagine going somewhere else in F1 after McLaren,” he said at the time, trying to influence his teammate not to chose the Red Bull way from 2013 onwards – when Hamilton's contract with McLaren expires.
“I'm very happy here. I want to enjoy my racing and I'm really enjoying my time here. I can't see any reason to be anywhere else,” he added now. “I'm driving for one of the best teams in the world. It's a position that most drivers would love to be in and I've worked very hard for it. I might be around for three years, five years...I don't know.”
Button's current contract with McLaren expires at the end of next season, just as Hamilton's, but both parties hinted they would fancy an extension to that agreement in recent weeks.