Button won't take pay cut

Button won't take pay cut

Jenson Button has denied he would accept a pay cut to stay with current team Renault, saying there was no reason for him to do so. It has been speculated that Renault want to replace Button with test driver Fernando Alonso and offering Button a ...

Jenson Button has denied he would accept a pay cut to stay with current team Renault, saying there was no reason for him to do so. It has been speculated that Renault want to replace Button with test driver Fernando Alonso and offering Button a lesser salary would encourage him to leave of his own accord. Button says he wouldn't consider a drop in earnings.

Jenson Button on the starting grid.
Photo by Renault F1.
"It's all speculation," he told Reuters news. "It is not one of the options so no, I wouldn't think about it and I don't see any reason to, really." Button is under a long term contract with Williams and said recently that he has been in talks with other teams, but so far his future is yet to be decided.

"A lot of people don't know what's going on for next year or what my options are so we've just got to wait and see,' he commented. "I'm not thinking about any certain team for next season yet anyway so I've just got to think over the next few weeks what I want.

"It's not what teams are doing now, it's what they're going to be doing next year and the year after. There's a lot to think about. I think I will know what my options are in the next couple of weeks and then I can choose what I want hopefully."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Fernando Alonso
Teams Williams