Jenson Button says he was convinced to stay with McLaren-Honda for another season as he believes the 'utterly determined and uniquely equipped' Ron Dennis will lead the team to great success again.

The 2009 Formula 1 World Champion had been toying with the idea of retiring from F1 after 16 seasons as McLaren-Honda struggles to bring its current package up to competitiveness.

However, after McLaren opted not to trigger its 'terminate after one year' option on his original two-year deal, Button has agreed to stay in what is set to be an unchanged driver line-up alongside Fernando Alonso.

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Indeed, though Button touches on being 'in two minds' about his future, he says he was convinced to stay by Dennis' plans to bring the faltering McLaren-Honda project back up to speed.

"Over the past month or so I have done quite a lot of thinking, and it is no secret that I was at one point in two minds about my future.

"But I have been a McLaren driver for six seasons now [2010-2015], and in that time I have got to know Ron very well. He and I have had some very good chats these past few weeks, and during those chats it has become clear to me that Ron is both utterly determined and uniquely equipped to lead our team through its current difficulties to great successes in the future.

"That gives me great confidence, and it is for that reason that, together, he and I have decided to continue our partnership; and, as soon as I had made that decision, straight away I realised it was the correct one.

"Granted, this year has not been an easy one for us, but we know what we need to do to improve things and, in collaboration with Honda, we will work extremely hard over the next weeks and months in order to make sure that 2016 will be a much better season than 2015 has been. I can't wait!"