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McLaren rubbishes Button claim

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06/07/2014

A McLaren spokesman has dismissed a claim in the Spanish media that Jenson Button has been told his contract will not be renewed at season end.

Spanish tabloid Marca alleges that "Dennis has told Button that his contract will not be renewed, and that he [Jenson] should now begin to look for an alternative drive".

Contacted by Pitpass a team spokesman at Woking dismissed the story as "complete and utter rubbish."

The story comes at the end of an interesting week for Button and McLaren. It began with Dennis firing a clear warning shot across the Briton's bow saying he should be beating his teammate on a regular basis.

Button hit back at the Thursday press conference with a touch of sarcasm, saying: "I think Ron's practicing to be a motivational speaker maybe", before reminding his boss that the MP4-29 is not a good car and that everyone should be raising their game.

On Saturday, against all odds, he claimed third on the grid for today's British Grand Prix, a race he has never won before.

This morning the pair were spotted watching the GP2 race together.

Chris Balfe

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1. Posted by P1, 08/07/2014 7:27

"JB will stay at McLaren . He beats His teammate regularly and remains one of the best drivers/fighters around . Give him a good car and he will win again. Magnussen should replace Kimmy and Alonso should join JB ! "

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2. Posted by miss d'it, 06/07/2014 17:09

"Ron Dennis is only trying to deflect critisism from the poorly performing car. One thing i find interesting is that the works mercedes engine was designed in partnership with petronas fuel, whereas the mclaren runs on an unknown (to me anyway) fuel, which is obviously not getting the same performance.
Leave JB alone and keep your fingers crossed that honda are working with the fuel manufacturer.

Great Silverstone. Great race. Great crowd.
Well done Lewis, unlucky Jenson"

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3. Posted by MrShadow, 06/07/2014 10:52

"They hope he will replace Raikkonen?"

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