MOTORSPORT : Jenson Button is to wait until after this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix before finally laying to rest the speculation surrounding his future.
Jenson Button is to wait until after this weekend’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix before finally laying to rest the speculation surrounding his future.
Since becoming Formula One world champion, the headlines have been as much about Button’s contract saga as about his moment of glory in Brazil. Button has made it clear he wants to stay at Brawn GP, while team boss Ross Brawn said earlier this week he is “99% certain” the 29-year-old will remain with the team.
“I’ve started discussions with Brawn but we are not going to talk seriously until after this weekend,” insisted Button. “We can sit down and discuss it then, when we can focus on looking at the future.”
He added: “This weekend I am going to enjoy myself, which is going to be a nice feeling for sure.
“It has been a while since I’ve jumped into an F1 car and not felt stressed, or a little bit under pressure.
“It is the first time I can relax and go and do my thing because leading the world championship every race was very exciting, but there were pressures involved with that.
“The last time I wasn’t thinking of the world title would have been the final race of last year.”