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Dennis denies Button decision has been made

  • Published on 31 Aug 2016 12:50
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  • By: Rob Veenstra

Ron Dennis has denied claims Jenson Button will definitely leave McLaren and possibly F1 at the end of the season. Writing for the Sunday Times, respected journalist Mark Hughes claimed the Honda-powered team told Button, 36, at Spa that he will be replaced by Stoffel Vandoorne.

Hughes added: "It is understood that Button has decided against a return to the Williams team with which he started his F1 career 16 years ago." But McLaren supremo Dennis told the British broadcaster Sky F1 that the contract talks, whilst imminent, have not taken place yet. "We've always said that Monza would be when we discuss it internally. A final board decision will be taken at the end of September -- that's the plan and it's always been the plan," he said.

Meanwhile, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport claims that amid reported talks with Renault, the on-form and heavily-sponsored Mexican Sergio Perez would actually prefer to stay at Force India. Perez was quoted as saying: "There is no team that does so much with its money. If I have my way, I will drive for Force India next year." (GMM)

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  • Ron coming across as an idiot, you can't decide when you'll make a deal with a driver, instead you have to follow the market, and sign drivers, before the competition does,they obviously don't want him or he'd be signed by now.

    Suspect they are down on cash and SV is a way better bet anyway, JB has had his time it's time for the next JB to come along now.

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    • Aug 31 2016 - 16:04
    • JB's results called, they say he is still a viable option. With that said, if Dennis isnt interested, he should let him go to Williams now, before the free seat there is taken. But knowing Dennis, he will be the usual hot air guy (where are you when you are needed, McLarenFan?!) we'll know as late as possible.

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      • Aug 31 2016 - 16:08

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