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Brawn: We want Button

Ross Brawn reiterates his desire to re-sign new champion Jenson Button for the 2010 F1 campaign.
Ross Brawn has rubbished speculation that Jenson Button has already 'agreed terms' to join McLaren next season and has confirmed that negotiations are continuing with the newly crowned F1 world champion.

Button has been locked in stalled negotiations for some weeks now with Brawn over his pay packet, two-thirds of which he voluntarily surrendered last winter in order to help the Brackley-based operation stay afloat in the wake of parent company Honda's sudden and shock withdrawal from top flight competition.

However, while The Guardian reported yesterday that the 29-year-old could officially sign for McLaren by the end of the week [see separate story CLICK HERE], Brawn believes 'his' team can still agree a deal to keep the Englishman.

Indeed despite the buy-out by Mercedes on Monday - prompting reports that German duo Nico Rosberg and Nick Heidfeld will drive for the squad in 2010, Ross insists that 'logically' Button would be unwise to jump ship.

"Negotiations [with Button] are continuing and the reports that he has already agreed terms with McLaren are not helpful. I would be amazed if that were the case," Brawn told British broadsheets newspaper, The Indepdendent.

"His best future is with our team, where he has a good group around him, and there's a lot to be said for that.

"The logical thing would be for him to stay with us, but of course logic doesn't always prevail."



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Ross Brawn (GBR) Team Principal, Brawn GP & Jenson Button (GBR) Brawn BGP001 Celebrate Maiden Win, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, 27-29th, March, 2009
Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Brawn BGP001, Ross Brawn (GBR) Team Principal, Brawn GP, Jenson Button (GBR) Brawn BGP001, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, 27-29th, March, 2009
Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Brawn BGP001, Ross Brawn (GBR) Team Principal, Brawn GP, Jenson Button (GBR) Brawn BGP001, Jarno Trulli (ITA) Toyota TF109, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, 27-29th, March, 2009
Ross Brawn (GBR) Team Principal, Brawn GP, Alan Donnelly (GBR) FIA
Nick Fry (GBR) Sporting Director BrawnGP, Ross Brawn (GBR) Team Principal, Brawn GP, Spanish F1 Grand Prix, Catalunya, 8th-10th, May, 2009

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FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

November 18, 2009 9:43 AM

The truth is slowly comming out. The only reason JB is not getting 7m+ is because Merc F1 don't really fancy him. So if JB goes, they aint too bothered. Its also clear that this this takeover was planned many months ago so its not a money issue. If they really wanted JB it would have ben done and dusted way back

Harold - Unregistered

November 18, 2009 9:54 AM

He is a world Champion. He is good with the press. He has a name that would sell a thousand cardigans. Sign Mr Button, as tyre management will be crucial next year.



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