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Button signs new McLaren deal

Former world champion Jenson Button has committed his long-term future to McLaren after signing a new contract with the British constructor yesterday.


Jenson Button

Button, who won the world title in 2009, is in his second season with the team and is now set to continue for several more years, although the exact length of the deal has not been disclosed.

The 31-year-old has won a total of four races for the team and is second to Sebastian Vettel in the 2011 standings, with a slender chance of depriving the German of the world title.

Button had previously suggested he would be willing to extend his spell with McLaren and he admits the atmosphere in the team was crucial to his decision. "I've never felt more at home at a team than I do at McLaren Mercedes," the 31-year-old told his team's official website.

"I've won four of the greatest races of my life here, I'm currently lying second in the drivers' world championship, and I feel that I'm driving better than ever."

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