Button signs new 'multi year' McLaren contract


McLaren and Jenson Button on Wednesday ended weeks of uncertainty by announcing a new "multi-year contract" for 2012 and beyond.

Jenson Button, McLaren Mercedes
Jenson Button, McLaren Mercedes

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The team said in a media statement that the move "will strengthen (McLaren's) long-term stability".

"I've never felt more at home at a team than I do (here)," added Button, 31.

And team boss Martin Whitmarsh said: "I can safely say that he's one of the most capable and respected drivers we've ever had".

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Martin Whitmarsh
Teams Mercedes , McLaren
Tags button, mclaren, whitmarsh