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Button unsure of future at McLaren?

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35-year-old Formula one veteran Jenson Button claims he is unsure of his future at British based McLaren, even though he is reported to have a two year contract.

The 2009 world champion, who made his debut in the sport at the Australian grand prix in 2000 claims he is unsure if he will still be under Ron Dennis’ wing in 2016.

Even though he did sign a two year deal, some pundits suggest it does not necessarily mean two years in the car.


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McLaren are in a major trough at the moment with only five points in the constructors championship almost halfway through the season.

Button, who hasn’t won a race since 2012, seems to be taking each race as it comes and trying to do the best he can with a bad situation.

There is no doubt that, in the right car, the Brit can be as good of a driver as anyone. However, ever since his fantastic 2009 season, things seem to have gone downhill.

Even before the current season began it was unclear that Somerset born Button was to set foot in a F1 car again.

His team mate last year, Danish youngster Kevin Magnussen, definitely turned some heads with a great season in 2014. There were many fans who thought it would be the 35-year-old who would be turned away.

However, he was kept on and paired with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who made a shock move from Ferrari.

One things for certain. With the likes of Mercedes and Ferrari in good form and four times in a row champions Red bull dropping further down the grid, McLaren have a massive mountain to climb if their number one drivers are to even get close the front row.

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