'If I have to retire this year then so be it' - Button


McLaren
30 August 2014 by Ryan Wood | M
          

Jenson Button is coming to terms with the idea that he may not be racing in Formula 1 much longer given the driver situation at his current team McLaren.

The Briton has been competing in F1 for 14 years, but may not have a choice when it comes to continuing after 2014 as McLaren are reportedly seeking the services of Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.

Whilst it's unlikely they'll get both 'star drivers', it's believed they're close to securing the services of at least one and they're likely to replace Button over Kevin Magnussen.

The 34-year-old says he's having a difficult time contemplating life away from the sport.

"We haven't sat down and talked about it," he told the BBC about 2015 and contract extensions.

"If I have to retire at the end of the season then so be it, but I feel I have so much more to give and I can't imagine life without motorsport and especially Formula 1.

"I think uncomfortable is the wrong word for me, I don't feel uncomfortable. It's unusual, yes, but sometimes it's that way.

"Our job is to drive as fast as we can, do the best job for ourselves and the best job for the team. I feel we are both doing the maximum we can and a very good job."

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