McLaren
Jul 3

F1: Button not impressed with Dennis’ criticism

Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England. Thursday 3 July 2014. World Copyright: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic. ref: Digital Image _J5R2418

Jenson Button currently sits eighth in the Formula 1 driver standings heading into his home race at this weekend’s British GP. (Photo: Charles Coates/LAT Photographic)

Jenson Button has refuted a recent suggestion from McLaren boss Ron Dennis that he should “try harder” as the team endures another difficult season.

Button tried to make light of the remarks but it’s clear that he wasn’t too impressed.

Jun 24

Report: Button Could Be Shown Exit At McLaren

McLaren could be making room for Sebastian Vettel (left), which could possibly leave Jenson Button (right) without a ride. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren could be making room for Sebastian Vettel (left), which could possibly leave Jenson Button (right) without a ride. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jenson Button has played down increasing speculation about his future in Formula 1.

The 2009 World Champion is out of contract at the end of 2014, but McLaren boss Eric Boullier said recently he thinks a new deal for the 34-year-old is likely.

That may not be right. Britain’s Times and Daily Mail newspapers are reporting the real likelihood that next weekend’s Silverstone race could be Button’s last British Grand Prix with the team.

Jun 5

F1: No Progress On New McLaren Contract, Says Button

McLaren's Jenson Button addresses the media prior to the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren’s Jenson Button addresses the media prior to the Canadian Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Jenson Button insists that he intends to race on in 2015, but adds that it’s too early to be finalizing a deal with McLaren.

Inevitably there has been speculation about Button stepping aside, possibly to make way for protege Stoffel Vandoorne – although Fernando Alonso’s name continues to be linked to a return to the team.

May 18

F1: McLaren Could Test New Honda Engine In 2014

McLaren team boss Eric Boullier says there is a chance the team could test their new Honda engine before the end of 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren team boss Eric Boullier says there is a chance the team could test their new Honda engine before the end of 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

McLaren could be ready to test a Honda engine before the end of 2014.

That is the claim of team boss Eric Boullier, even though the Frenchman’s immediate task after joining McLaren from Lotus is to win races with Mercedes power.