Button: I hope this isn’t my last race

Date published: November 23 2014

As he prepares for the Abu Dhabi GP, Jenson Button says he “hopes” it will not mark the final race in his Formula 1 career.

With McLaren biding their time in deciding their 2015 driver line-up, Button and team-mate Kevin Magnussen are unsure as to what the future holds.

McLaren Group chief executive Ron Dennis has stated he will wait until December to make the announcement which means both drivers will tackle Sunday’s Abu Dhabi GP with the possibility of it being their last.

Button hopes that is not the case.

“A lot goes through your head – it has for the last few months,” said the 2009 World Champ.

“When I drive the car nothing’s different. I feel so at home. Of course in the car compared to out of the car is very different.

“I probably enjoy my driving a little bit more because I’m away from all the questions, away from people in the pit lane smiling at me more than normal, or with a little unhappy face.

“It’s a weird situation to be in, it really is. When you are out of the car, you are unsure how to feel really. But there you go.”

He added: “I hope this isn’t my last grand prix. I really do because I feel I have a lot to give.

“Of course there is something in the back of your mind thinking it possibly could be, so you have to enjoy it as much as you can.”