Button has no clue about 2017 plans

Date published: July 11 2016

On the back of what could be his final British GP, Jenson Button says "nobody has a clue" about what his future holds.

The British racer is out of contract with McLaren at the end of this season with reports suggesting that Stoffel Vandoorne will be promoted to his race-seat.

That many not necessarily force Button out of Formula 1 as the 36-year-old has been linked to a return to Williams.

For now, though, nothing has been decided.

Button told the Daily Mail: "It is all guess work because nobody has a clue what is going on."

In fact even Button doesn't know what he will be doing next season.

Asked if he had a clue, he replied: "Not until I make my mind up as to what I do for next year.

"The team have already said we are not going to discuss anything until September. We will see then.

"For now I am trying to enjoy racing, and hopefully Hungary will be better and we can fight for some points."

There wasn't, however, much to enjoy at Silverstone as he raced to a disappointing 12th place, one lap down on race winner and fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton

"It was not an easy race and not an enjoyable one in terms of the driving," Button said.

"My race wasn't helped by starting 17th. To get into the points, we need to qualify inside the top 10, hold on in the race, not make mistakes and hope to stay there.

"I couldn't really close on the cars in front of me because we don't yet have quite enough pace in the car to make up sufficient places in the race.

"It wasn't an easy afternoon, but it was great to see all the fans cheering at the end. They got a British victory as well, so I'm sure they're very happy."