Jenson Button says he feels he has a lot more to give to McLaren despite having yet to commence talks over a new contract.

Button is in his fifth year with McLaren but his current deal will run out at the end of the season. Racing director Eric Boullier said in the build-up to the Canadian Grand Prix that Button's input is "invaluable" as he contributes so much to the team.

However, when asked if there had been any progress on his future, Button replied: "No, no more progress at all, but that's the way it is.

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We're here, we've spent four good years together already. We're in our fifth year together and we both want - I think - to work together in the future. But it's just not the time yet - the right time. We've got a lot of other issues to solve yet before we start thinking about the future too much.

"We're in a good place and I think my experience does help me a lot. I still feel very young at heart, fitter than ever and I have all of that experience so I'm in a great position. I feel that I have got a lot more to give in the future in Formula One.

"I definitely can't see an end to my career. This is my life and it's where I want to be."

With McLaren struggling since the Australian Grand Prix, Button said there were a lot of positives that were perhaps not apparent to those not within the team.

"I think from the outside it doesn't look spectacular this year; you'd say it looks quite similar to last year but it's quite different. In terms of the development of the car it is working and we're going in the right direction.

"It's tough ... the team are used to fighting for wins and it's difficult when you find yourself in this situation. But there are a lot of positives right now. With Ron [Dennis] back in charge and Eric [Boullier] doing a great job of really moving the team on and changing certain things so that we will be fighting at the front again. It just takes time, things don't change overnight even though we're pushing very, very hard."


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I'm British the more on the grid the better, and Jenson is with out doubt an excellent driver, but since his BAR days he can't seem to set up a car that's not good from the start, he has a very narrow window of what he can drive round, and you need more than that in modern F1, as Hamilton and Alonso show so often, Schumacher did it, he drove the Ferrari far better than it was, I wish him well, but he must start getting answers, or understand how the car works, for sure their is a problem.