Former F1 champ Button agrees to new McLaren deal

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 05, 2011

VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 03: Current Formula One World Champion number 1, Jenson Button of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes, faces the media as he prepares to drive for his new team for the first time during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 3, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images)
Formula One driver Jenson Button has signed a new multiyear contract with McLaren. The 31-year-old former world champion joined McLaren at the beginning of the 2010 season and his deal was due to expire this year. Button says he has ''never felt more at home at a team than I do at McLaren,'' adding ''I've made no secret of my ambition to continue winning races and world championships, and I fully believe this is the place where I can achieve those aims.'' The Englishman, who won the world title with Brawn GP in 2009, is currently second in the drivers' standings behind runaway leader Sebastian Vettel with five races to go. The next race is Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix in Tokyo.
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