What next for Jenson Button?

What next for Jenson Button?

Jenson Button is waiting anxiously; it appears his F1 destiny is not in his own hands. The reason: Fernando Alonso. BEN ANDERSON finds out how Button is handling his tense situation

The irreversible breakdown of Fernando Alonso's tumultuous five-season romance with Ferrari (following summer overtures to Mercedes that so offended team principal Marco Mattiacci) has put Jenson Button's present team McLaren on red alert.

The Woking squad is prepared to let the sour end to its previous fling with Alonso in 2007 fade from memory. It has courted the Spaniard since the spring, armed with a new works Honda engine deal (for the first time since 1992) and some solid Japanese Yen with which to snare a 'star' name to satisfy its Asian partner. There's no doubt Alonso - with two world titles and 32 grands prix victories under his belt - fits that bill.

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