Following on from the news that Rubens Barrichello will remain with the Honda Racing F1 team next season, the Brackley-based outfit has confirmed that Jenson Button will stay too.

Although Button was already committed to Honda for next season, after signing a multi-year deal back in September 2005, which ties him to the team until the end of next season, there had been some rumours, rejected by him, that he might look elsewhere for 2008, particularly in light of the performance of this year's RA107, which has been truly dismal.

The Englishman it seems though is happy to stay on and next year will mark his sixth with the team, having become a Honda driver in 2003, when the outfit raced under the BAR banner.

"Although we are still very firmly focused on the current season, I am excited about the opportunity that we have for 2008," said Jenson. "It goes without saying that 2007 has been extremely frustrating but over the past few races we have gradually started to see some improvement.

"We have not had the performance to be competitive this year but what we do have is a very solid team of people which has been boosted recently by some key new appointments.

"Every team has good times and bad and I am confident that our recent difficulties are now behind us and that next year looks promising."

The comments following on from those made earlier this month, when Button warned that he would consider quitting the sport if Honda don't improve the car significantly within the next two years.

 

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