Thursday, 28 August 2014

Button refuses to rule out Formula One retirement

Jenson Button on track.
(McLaren Mercedes)

McLaren Mercedes Jenson Button has refused to rule out retirement from Formula One at the end of the 2014 season. The 34 year old made his debut in the sport in the year 2000 before moving to the Benetton Renault F1 Team. Button was with the Renault F1 Team for their first season back in Formula One as a full constructor in 2002 before moving to the BAR Honda for 2003.

Button remained the Brackley based team until the end of the 2008 season. However the team were put up for sale by Honda at the end of the season.

Button remained with the team in 2009 when team boss Ross Brawn took over the team and with the help of Mercedes engines the BRAWN GP team won the Constructors championship while Jenson Button won the Drivers championship before moving to McLaren for the 2010 season.

Speaking to BBC Sport Button, who is out of contract with McLaren at the end of the season said:

'We haven't sat down and talked about it, If I have to retire at the end of the season then so be it but I feel that I have so much more to give and I can't imagine life without motorsport particularly Formula One.'

© Ben Johnston 2014

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