Button decision ‘soon enough’

Date published: August 26 2016

Jenson Button is close to finalising his future, revealing that the only way he would “definitely” stay in the sport is if he is in a winning position.

Button’s current McLaren deal expires at the end of this season with many expecting that test driver Stoffel Vandoorne will be promoted to his race-seat.

That, though, does not mean that Formula 1 door will be closed as Williams have stated that he is an “attractive” for their team.

But where exactly he future lies has yet to be determined.

“I am almost there with my thought process and you will hear about it soon,” said Button. “I can’t put a timescale on it, but it will be soon enough.”

“I have always said that if I feel like I can be in a car that is fighting for wins I will definitely stay – I think any racing driver would – but if I am not, and I feel like I am not, there is nothing else for me to achieve. I will go and play darts instead.

“I can’t just sit on the beach. I will do all sorts of racing after F1 whether it is in racing cars, push bikes, or triathlons, because I am a competitive person and I always want to win. So, that is what I want to do. Something I can fight for wins in.”