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British F1 driver still confident about racing with Honda next season
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8 December 2008

Jenson Button is still confident about his future with the Honda F1 team, despite last week’s news that the Japanese car maker is putting its Formula One operation up for sale. “We’re still working our arses off to produce a great car for 2009 and I can’t see why anyone wouldn’t buy the team. It’s in great shape,” he told the audience at last night’s Autosport awards.

Honda selling was a massive bombshell, but we’ve got a great team and we can come through this.”

Button also said that he had visited Honda F1’s Brackley HQ on Friday and was encouraged by the team’s positive attitude. Honda has left the door open for Button to try to secure another seat for the 2009 season. The British driver has been offered an early exit from his Honda Racing contract and rumours suggest that he could test for Toro Rosso later this month.

Chas Hallett

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TegTypeR 8 December 2008

Re: Button optimistic on F1 future

Torro Rosso wouldn't be a bad move considering their performance this year in the hands of Sebastian Vettel. If the team does continue, he must be thinking about jumping anyway.

A thought would be both Button and Braun moving to Torro Rosso. Braun has knowledge of the Ferrari engine and is used to working with Italian teams. Could be quite a formidable package.

dillonsamben 8 December 2008

Re: Button optimistic on F1 future

I hope JB has a massive crystal ball because from where I am sitting his future is very bleeeeeeeek and so are the chances of any 'cash rich Geni' jumping out of Alladin's lamp and buying Honda F1 !

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