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Jenson Button wants Honda reunion in 2015

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McLaren driver Jenson Button has admitted that he wants to stay with the team for when former partners Honda return to the team in 2015.

Button, who drove for Honda in the past, admits he wants to work with them again when they return as McLaren's engine partner in two years time.

Speaking to Reuters, Button said: "I want to be here in 2015. I've worked for many years with that Japanese engine manufacturer, it will be exciting to work with them again in the future."

Button had played down the Honda link earlier in the year, even refusing to commit to McLaren beyond the duration of this season.

In May, he said: "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." 

While it is largely expected that Button will stay at McLaren, it has been revealed that team boss Martin Whitmarsh is yet to take up the option of a three year extension to the 2009 champion's current contract.

Though despite this, Button has played down speculation linking him with Ferrari.

"Ferrari is legendary, but so too is McLaren. Why should I change?" he said.

Asked if wanting a multi-year contract is holding up a deal for next season, Button answered: "I can't say right now. In a few weeks I can."

Speaking about the recent Formula One 'silly season', Button claimed he expected few changes among the top teams after Daniel Ricciardo's move to Red Bull.

"There's so much change in the sport next season, in terms of the engines and the cars, it's better for the top three or four teams to stay put for the near future," said Button.

The man at the heart of the silly season is Kimi Raikkonen and after one of his options for 2014 was taken up this week, most are now expecting the Finn to stay with Lotus.

A source close to Ferrari adds further doubt on the possibility of the Finn returning to the Scuderia next year.

"The final decision will be the team's," a team source told the Spanish newspaper AS. "But Fernando (Alonso) will be consulted, as is normal."

Indeed, it is known that Alonso would rather keep his current team-mate Felipe Massa at the team for next year.

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