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Is Button salary dispute just tip of Brawn GP iceberg?

According to the Telegraph, much of the source of Button's discontent is that he personally played a key role in convincing the Honda board to retain their faith in Fry and team principal Ross Brawn, whose management buy-out saved the team's future.

“The most important thing in my career has always been to be in a great car,” asserted the seven-time grand prix-winner, who visited the factory earlier this week to say a personal thank you to all who had made his dream possible. “This is the first year I've been in that position. I'm not one of those drivers who's going to be looking for a new team who can pay me big money – that's not what I'm about.

“I want to be with Brawn; we just haven't discussed it during the season, but now we can talk. We've achieved our first goal which is to be world champions, but you always want more and to achieve greater things. I would like to do that with Brawn.”



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gonen6t - Unregistered

October 22, 2009 1:44 PM

Though not a huge button fan, the man drove stellar this year. Six wins and a championship, What more could a team ask for. He deserves to make top flight pay in 2010.

Robsy - Unregistered

October 22, 2009 1:54 PM

Well, it didnt take long for the rumour mills to start trying to drag his team down. Frankly, I think the make-do-and-mend nature of this season for the guys at Brawn actually contributed to their success. These guys all had to get their hands dirty, make sacrifices and really thnk about the value of everything that was happening. There is nothing quite like shared difficulty to bring a team together.



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