Formula 1: Jenson Button to stay at McLaren for 2016 season

Formula 1: Jenson Button to stay at McLaren for 2016 season

Formula 1: Jenson Button to stay at McLaren for 2016 season

Written by Lahiru Fernando

01 Oct, 2015 | 5:20 pm

The future of the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button had been in doubt with the mounting frustration over the lack of performance from Honda’s power unit, which has left the Woking based McLaren team ninth out of 10 teams in the Constructors’ Championship._84135904_button3_getty

There had been fierce speculation following the Singapore Grand Prix in September that Button would announce his retirement from the sport at the next race in Japan after implying that he wasn’t currently enjoying F1. However, according to the 35-year-old, McLaren’s determination to improve following a difficult year was decisive in his decision to race on.

Mclaren, the team Button has been with for the past six years, stated that the Briton has been retained on the terms of his original contract, which dictates a pay rise from $10 million to $15 million next season.

McLaren chairman Ron Dennis stated that Button’s wealth of experience makes him a massively valuable asset to the team and that the 2009 world champion is also supremely fit and as “super-fast as ever”.

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