Button coy on Formula 1 future
3 July 2014 – Jenson Button was hesitant to discuss his Formula 1 future with McLaren ahead of his home race at the British Grand Prix this weekend.
Button joined the team as the reigning World Champion in 2010 but has not won a race since the end of 2012, with his contract expiring at the end of the current season.
Button has repeatedly suggested that he has no desire to retire from the sport, but for now he insists his focus is on improving the current state of the MP4-29.
"We'll see," Button said when asked if talks were progressing about his future. "For me right now it's about doing the best job I can for the whole team, working every day to do a better job. We're not where we want to be, where McLaren is used to being and we know that.
"But in terms of the future it's something I can't discuss right now."
The Briton is nonetheless looking forward to competing at his home event.
"It's always very special coming home for this Grand Prix," he said. "I think for every driver Silverstone is a special race, a great layout, always a full house but it's especially special for a British driver, racing at home.
"Whether you do well or not you get the support. It's been very overwhelming the last few days. I'm looking forward to driving on the circuit tomorrow."