Jenson Button insists he is not concerned about F1 future

Jenson Button insists that he is not concerned about his Formula 1 future beyond this season

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McLaren driver Jenson Button Photo: McLaren

Jenson Button insists that he is not worried about his future in Formula 1 beyond this season.

McLaren boss Ron Dennis sparked speculation over the Briton’s situation by claiming that he should “try harder” ahead of last weekend’s British Grand Prix.

The 34-year-old finished fourth at Silverstone but has only been on the podium once this season.

I’m a world champion, I’ve won 15 grands prix, I’m at the top of my game

Jenson Button

“I don’t see why I wouldn’t be here next year,” said Button, who is out of contract at the end of the year.

“I’m not – as I shouldn’t be – worried about my future in Formula 1. I definitely shouldn’t be thinking ‘is someone going to sign me next year?’.

“I’m a world champion, I’ve won 15 grands prix, I’m at the top of my game – I personally feel right now – I’ve a really quick team-mate, which is pushing me on.”

Asked whether Dennis’ comments spurred him on at Silverstone, Button replied: “Definitely not.

“We actually joked about it after qualifying. He said ‘see, comments worked’. We had a laugh.

“When you already give 100 per cent, words do not change anything – negative or positive.

“I go into a room before quali or a race to get my head in the right place, every race I do that.

“I don’t want to do a bad job, I want to do the best job I possibly can.”

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