New world champion wants to re-sign for Brawn in 2010
20 October 2009

Jenson Button has said he is ready to commit to the Brawn GP team for 2010, despite issues over how much money the team is willing to offer him.

The new Formula One world champion had his salary reduced from £8million a year to £3m as part of cost cutting measures after Brawn’s Honda buyout at the start of the year.

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Button is now ready to talk to Brawn about a deal for next year and he said he wants to stay with Brawn for next season, so long as the car will be competitive.

“I'm most interested in being in a competitive car in which I can achieve,” said Button at an event Bluewater shopping centre. “This is the first year that's been possible and I've enjoyed it.

“I'm not going to look for another team just because they say they'll pay me a load of money. I want to be with Brawn, we've not discussed a contract yet and it was right not to do so because we had to focus on winning a world championship.”

Button added that talks were likely to open within the next few days.

“Now we can discuss it in a few days,” he said. “I'm certainly going to put some pressure on them but I'm not that expensive.

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20 October 2009

Jenson Button wants to resign for Brawn or re-sign for Brawn? That headline reads very badly and is very confusing...

20 October 2009

£5,000,000 pay cut!!!!!

Credit crunch at it worst ;-)

20 October 2009

[quote rosstopher]

£5,000,000 pay cut!!!!!

Credit crunch at it worst ;-)

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With £3,000,000 a year remaining and, no doub,t some juicy sponsership, advertising and book deals along with a company car worth more than the average house I wouldn't feel too sorry for the young chap.

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