F1 » Jenson Button 'has agreed' three-year McLaren deal

It is being claimed that F1 World Champion Jenson Button's patience with Brawn GP's refusal to meet his financial demands has finally run out - and that he has agreed terms to join compatriot Lewis Hamilton at McLaren-Mercedes in 2010

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Rusty - Unregistered

November 17, 2009 10:01 AM

Yeah right - if Brawn and Mercedes really want JB, then sign him up! Truth is that Merc really want a German Champ and have chosen Nico as that man, and it won't do if he is being beaten every race by JB.Hence the public lip service being given about keeping him, while behind the scenes they drag their heels.
Who paid Hamilton's £15M at McLaren? Mercedes, so why can't hey pay JB a bit more at Brawn - he is asking for £8M. This is about politics and nationalities chosen to win, not about ability anymore. Shame

mark - Unregistered

November 17, 2009 10:13 AM

Why not tell the truth Mercedes does not want jenson in its team he took a huge pay cut last year to help and this is how they repay him. DISGUSTING

Cliff JONES(N.Ireland) - Unregistered

November 17, 2009 10:13 AM

You can't fool all of the people all of the time Mercedes........ (people can read between the lines) you like to protray yourselves as a multi £$ worldwide organisation, if as previously stated you want to retain, surely you could reinstate his Honda salary....

Sounds as if you missed the boat though !!

Matt in the US - Unregistered

November 17, 2009 10:13 AM

It's not about nationalities at all. It's about money. Period. Is Button really worth the amount of money he's asking for? I say no. But I'm not saying he's a bad driver. He's a good driver who happened to get real lucky the first half of the 2009 season with a car that destroyed the competition. Seriously, how many of the other drivers from 2009 could have done the same? I think Brawn/Mercedes is smart enough to realize that Button, while good, isn't in the same league as Alonso, Hamilton, Raikkonen, etc. THAT is why they're not opening the checkbook. Again, I'm not hating on Button. I'm just calling it like I see it.


November 17, 2009 10:19 AM

If Brawn really wanted to keep Button, they would have already signed him up, this continued stalling and cr*ppy excuses is just Merc playing politics. Jenson should go to McLaren and see how he fares against Lewis.
If Mercedes aren't going to field two German drivers, then it'll be Kimi with Rosberg. Where does that leave Heidfeld? i really hope he doesn't get passed over AGAIN by one of the top teams. He could stay at Sauber, but the FIA won't confirm if they can take over Toyota's entry, as they promised would happen. One very good driver is going to fall through the net and miss out.

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