McLaren's top driver Jenson Button is not committing himself to the Woking team after his current contract ends in 2014 and before Honda re-unite for 2015.

On Wednesday McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh said he was happy with his team's current driver line-up of Button and the newly arrived Mexican Sergio Perez. 

But the team's managing director Johnathon Neale was cautious over Button's future saying then team was only "hoping" Button was remain at the team when Honda arrive in two year’s time.

The 2009 champion was asked in Monaco about the return of Honda but he would not be pulled for a definite answer.

 "I don't want to think about the future too much at the moment," he said to reporters. "You've got to live in the moment and I don't think trying to agree a lengthy deal for the future is something that is interesting at the moment for me."

The future tie-up with Honda would see Button back working with the same company he drove for as a works driver until the Japanese carmaker pulled out of F1 at the end of 2008.

Despite not committing himself to the team, Button was happy about the return of Honda to the sport.

"For us as a team, I think it's good news for the future. But I also think for the sport as a whole, it's fantastic news," said the Brit.

Whitmarsh was asked about reports suggesting a Japanese driver could join McLaren when the Honda partnership begins but the Team Principal seemed to discount other reports that driver would be Kamui Kobayashi.

"If we did that (signed a Japanese driver), it would be a driver that we have helped to develop," he said.

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