Button won’t quit while he’s still on a winner
JENSON BUTTON admits he can’t even begin to think of retiring – because he’s enjoying his racing so much.
At the age of 32, with 212 grands prix behind him, and at the start of a new two-year contract with Mclaren, life could not be sweeter for Button. But the 2009 world champion
is determined to achieve even more success in the fast lane.
Early signs point to the Mclaren car being a strong title contender and, after winning the seasonopener in Australia, Button said: “Driving a good car always helps.
“When you’re able to fight for victories it makes a massive difference, in particular after you’ve been racing for 12 to 13 years in the sport.
“Because I’m racing for Mclaren, it’s a team that has achieved so much in its career in Formula One.
“Even if we have an uncompetitive car, you still believe that in the future you will get a competitive car.
“You don’t think ‘Well, I’ve had some great times, it is time to leave’.
“You still feel strongly about building up the team and fighting for a world championship again.
“If we get a bad car over the next couple of years it’s not going to make me think ‘It’s time to give up now’.
“I’ll still have fight in me and I’ll want to get back to winning ways.
“But right now, I can’t see a time when I might stop.”