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McLaren to keep Button for 'years' - Whitmarsh

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McLaren to keep Button for 'years' - Whitmarsh

By Motorsport.com/GMM

McLaren is poised to agree a new multi-year contract with Jenson Button.

Podium: second place Jenson Button, McLaren Mercedes
Podium: second place Jenson Button, McLaren Mercedes

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The 2009 world champion moved to the famous Woking based squad from Brawn at the end of his title-winning season, reportedly signing a three-year deal.

The French news agency AFP quotes Button, 31, as saying he is happy at McLaren.

"I can't see any reason to be anywhere else. I'm driving for one of the best teams in the world," he said.

"It's a position that most drivers would love to be in and I've worked very hard for it. I might be around for three years, five years ... I don't know."

Team boss Martin Whitmarsh said: "If Jenson says he is totally committed and wants to do 'x' more years, then I suspect that we could quickly come to an agreement.

"He's a tremendous asset to the team and when we get around to that, I hope that it will be a quick and easy conversation," he added.

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