Button not ready to consider 2010 contract

Jenson Button in Turkey refused to admit he is already thinking about improving the terms of his current contract. The British driver agreed to slash his retainer for 2009, negotiated by Honda before the Japanese giant pulled out of Formula One,...

Jenson Button in Turkey refused to admit he is already thinking about improving the terms of his current contract.

The British driver agreed to slash his retainer for 2009, negotiated by Honda before the Japanese giant pulled out of Formula One, as new owners Brawn finalised its management buyout.

But with the 29-year-old now dominating the world championship, team CEO Nick Fry insisted two weeks ago in Monaco that he aims to nail down a long-term agreement with Button, complete with a substantial pay-rise.

Button said at Istanbul: "I don't want to talk about anything that is irrelevant at the moment. I am very happy, all I think about is racing."

He admits he read about Fry's comments after winning in Monaco, but has made no moves to take up Fry's invitation for negotiations.

"I haven't spoken to anyone in the team about it because I'm not interested," added Button.

"I'm here to race. I don't want to talk about money. I continued with this team because I thought the car would be competitive, and that's my only interest at the moment."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Nick Fry