Button admitted he was surprised to hear of McLaren's decision.
The ongoing question of whom will get the Red Bull seat in 2014 if Webber leaves.
Now it appears that who will be where in 2014 has added Jenson Button into the mix.
You have to respect everyone, but obviously some more than others - Button
Martin Whitmarsh: "We could afford to bring Alonso here next year."
McLaren will launch its 2013 Formula One car on Thursday 31st January. Watch the trailer.