Button eyes title defence

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Newly-crowned Formula One world champion Jenson Button has vowed to defend his title with Brawn and prove he is no "one-hit wonder".

The 29-year-old became the 10th Briton to win the F1 title on Sunday when his fifth-placed finish at the Brazilian Grand Prix was enough to open an unassailable lead over his rivals with just the final race in Abu Dhabi to come.



Button is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal to remain with Brawn, but with the title now won he has indicated he will sign a new deal and stay loyal to them team that has sensationally risen out of the ashes of Honda's decision to pull out of the sport last December.



"This team is not a one-hit wonder. And neither am I," Button said.



"It's great to win the world championship and every person that's done it will tell you that. But to be able to defend it is exceptional. No British driver has ever won back to back titles - so that's an ambition."



On his future, Button added: "I would like to stay with Brawn. The team might have changed names and it might have shrunk in size but I love the atmosphere of this team and the way that we all pull together in the difficult times - and we've been through a lot of difficult times in the past."



Button said it had always been his and the team's intention to wait until after the title was decided before sitting down to discuss a new deal.



"We've been waiting until now to discuss the future. It's the perfect thing to do," he added.



"It's not about the money. I want to be with a team that can win. I have become world champion with a team that nobody ever thought would win the championship, especially in their first year but there are many things that we need to talk about.



"We've achieved so much together, we respect each other very much and it's just that the talks haven't taken place; that's it, really."



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