After a difficult 2013 season, Jenson Button sees the return of Ron Dennis as a positive step towards returning McLaren to the front of the F1 field.

The Briton, who is about to embark on his fifth campaign with the Woking squad, spoke positively about the move which saw Dennis replace Martin Whitmarsh as McLaren group chief executive last week, and potentially prompt a change of team principal too, especially with Whitmarsh notably absent from Friday's 2014 car launch.

Although Whitmarsh has yet to officially be relived of his duties, rumours involving his possible replacement by the likes of McLaren technical director Sam Michael or recently replaced Lotus principal Eric Boullier make it more likely that there will be a new man in charge when the season kicks off in Melbourne in two months' time. Dennis is not expected to return to the role he held until early 2009.

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He is, however, expected to take a greater hands-on role in the overall direction of the company, which Button sees as a boost to McLaren's outlook.

"Under Ron, this team has won multiple world championships, back to the days of Ayrton [Senna] and Alain [Prost] and before," Button explained in a McLaren video accompanying the unveiling of the MP4-29, "There is so much history of Ron and this team. He's a true racer, he's a true fighter and he really has built this team up over the years.

"It's good for the team, and it's good for Ron that he has the chance to really drive this team on again. Everyone here is excited about the challenge of 2014 with Ron in charge."