Jenson Button admits he may be forced to retire from F1 at the end of the season if he's not offered a new McLaren contract.

McLaren racing director Eric Boullier says the team is attempting to formulate a driver strategy for "three years and maybe five years", while admitting that the uncertainty is "uncomfortable for the drivers".

Ahead of Honda's return it is understood that McLaren is keen on bringing Fernando Alonso back to the team from Ferrari. While no decision has yet been made, with prot?g? Kevin Magnussen only in his first season of F1 Button would be the more likely driver to make way if the line-up was to change.

When asked by about his future in Belgium, Button conceded he is in an "unusual" situation, and he has since admitted that 2014 could prove to be his last season against his wishes.

"We haven't sat down and talked about it," Button told the BBC at the Belgian Grand Prix. "If I have to retire at the end of the season then so be it, but I feel I have so much more to give and I can't imagine life without motorsport and especially Formula One."


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superdowg316: If Button is removed from McLaren, I'd like to see him replace Massa at Williams. Button and Bottas, what a combination that would be![\blockquote]

Massa is on around $4m and Button is on $15m a year, So shy should they replace Massa because he still managed to put the Williams on Pole within half a season, compared to 1 Pole in 5 seasons at McLaren [\blockquote]

Pole is worth zero points. Massa's race record this year does not, in any way, compare to Button's even though the Williams is a far better chassis - with the SAME engine, remember. Like many, I would like to see him return to Grove to finish F1 where he started.