6 Oct 2011

Button signs mutli-year deal with McLaren

7:34 am on 6 October 2011

The 2009 world motor racing champion Jenson Button has signed a new multi-year contract with McLaren, ending speculation about a possible move by the British driver to Ferrari in 2013.

The McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh gave no further details of the contract but he hailed Button as one of the most capable and respected drivers they've ever had.

The announcement comes three days out from the Japanese grand prix which will almost certainly see Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel secure his second consecutive world drivers championship.