Monday, 20 June 2011

McLaren Keen On Button Contract Extension

Jenson Button is set to be handed a new and improved McLaren deal in the next few weeks according to Autosport. Recent speculation had suggested Ferrari interist in Button but the English mans preference is to stay at McLaren.

McLaren have Button under option for another year meaning it is on the teams side to sign him or not. A simple sign up is unlikely as Button's reputation keeps soaring skyward. What McLaren would look to do is sign him on better terms in exchange for a multi year commitment from the 2009 champion.

Lewis Hamilton's future looks less certain. Fustration at Vettel running away with the Championship came to a head at Canada. With Hamilton expecting to challenge for pole at the Canadian Grand Prix he ended up fifth leading to an unplanned visit to Christian Horner.

The Red Bull team leader was said to be taken by surprise with the visit and no doubt would have counted it a good suprise as Hamilton despite his critics of late is one of Formula One's hottest comodities. It must be stated again the Red Bull visit may have nothing to do with a drive in the future with the team. Lewis could have been just their to congratulate Horner on yet another Red Bull pole!

Meanwhile Nico Rosberg has made it known he would be open to an approach from McLaren.

So here is what is going to happen, well with maybe a big maybe!

Red Bull jump at chance to get Hamilton and buy him out of remaining Mclaren option for massive amount of dosh while at the same time letting Mark Webber save face by saying he is going to retire first. McLaren tie Button down to lucrative multi year deal with Rosberg replacing Hamilton's empty seat and Di Resta taking Rosbergs vacated seat at Mercedes.

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