Jenson Button says he wants to finish his Formula 1 career with McLaren

But 33-year-old has no plans to quit any time soon

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 12/03/13 10:50am

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Jenson Button says he is loving life at McLaren so much he would like to finish his career with the Woking-based team.

The most experienced man on the grid signed a new deal with McLaren in October 2011 that is rumoured to keep him at the team until 2015.

By then Button will be 35 years old, but the Englishman has no plans to hang up his helmet any time soon.

"I feel very at home," the McLaren driver told The Guardian.

"I feel like I'd like to end my career here. I'm not saying that's going to happen soon. I don't see me leaving. There's no reason to. Some people decide to leave this team because they feel there's another challenge, or something's missing from their position. For me, there is still so much to achieve."

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Button finished 2012 with victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix and he admits it was nice to end the season on a such a positive note.

"I was pretty happy at the end of last season," he added.

"A few things didn't work out for me, but in terms of driving and what I achieved, I was very, very happy. I ended the season on a high and really couldn't wait to get back out this year.

"When you win a grand prix you want the next one to come round straight away. So this whole winter I've been very positive. Obviously there are changes in the team. I like change. I think we all like change. It makes it exciting, a new challenge."

Following Lewis Hamilton's departure to Mercedes, Button will be expected to lead the team in 2013, even if publicly Martin Whitmarsh insists they have no number one driver, and the 33-year-old is revelling in his new role.

"It's unbelievably different," he said. "I'm really loving my job at the moment and I feel that whatever is thrown at me I should be able to control it."

Current F1 Contracts

Driver reputed to be contracted until the end of:
Red Bull
Sebastian Vettel - 2014
Mark Webber - 2013
Ferrari
Fernando Alonso - 2016
Felipe Massa - 2013
McLaren
Jenson Button - 2015
Sergio Perez -Multi-year deal
Lotus
Kimi Raikkonen - 2013
Romain Grosjean - 2013
Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton - 2015
Nico Rosberg - 2014

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