Button Believes His McLaren Success

Jenson Button believes his Formula 1 retirement is a long way off and predicts a bright future for both himself and McLaren.
With the Chinese Grand Prix being just under two weeks away, Button has given McLaren a big confidence boost by admitting he can't currently imagine a time when he might want to close the curtains on his F1 career and is as hungry as ever to win a second world title.

With Jarno Trulli and Rubens Barrichello departing from the grid over the winter break, Button, now 32, is the second most experienced driver behind Michael Schumacher - having over 200 races under his belt since his debut for Williams in 2000.

Button, who won the first grand prix of the new season in Australia, believes having McLaren's race-winning car at his disposal helps sustain his motivation and even having a less competitive season wouldn't lead him to lose faith in the team or himself, as McLaren's record over the years speaks for itself.

The British star recently signed a new multi-year contract with McLaren towards the end of last season and he insists he is incredibly happy driving for the Woking squad, and would not be looking in any other team's direction for at least a few years.

Button told Sky Sports: "Even if we have an uncompetitive car, you still believe in the future you will get a competitive car. You still feel strongly about building up the team and fighting for a world championship again."

F1 star Damon Hill reckons Jenson Button can topple Red Bull’s reigning champion Sebastian Vettel.

Hill, who won the title in 1996, says McLaren’s Button is enjoying the best spell of his career after fighting his way to the top.
Hill said: “It is something that comes to you after a number of years in F1.
“All the things you have learned finally come together and that is what we are seeing with Jenson.
“In his life, he is really where he wants to be right now.
“I believe in paying your dues and once you get your hands on the tools that can do the job, you don’t want to let go.

The Sun

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