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Jenson Button retaliates to magzine comment

  • Published on 29 Oct 2016 12:58
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Jenson Button has hit back at a magazine cover that suggested Ron Dennis pushed him into retirement.

After 17 years in F1, the 36-year-old is taking a sabbatical next season whilst remaining under contract to McLaren for the next two years.

But F1 Racing quoted Button on its latest cover as saying that McLaren supremo Dennis "told me to take a year off".

In Mexico, Button said that is misleading.

"The idea of speaking to Ron in Spa was to retire, and he wanted to change my mind to stay rather than what it said on the front of F1 Racing," he insisted.

"It was the other way round. So it's a shame but there you go," Button said.

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