Sport McLaren drivers (left to right) Kevin Magnussen, Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne at the launch of the new MP4-29 car at their base in Woking

British driver considered options but is looking forward to revitalised McLaren

Button denies Ferrari move link

Jenson Button has ridiculed speculation linking him with Ferrari as "hilarious" and is instead planning on talks with McLaren later in the year.

Hamilton and Button deny McLaren exit plans

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button laughed off reports linking them to other Formula One teams yesterday and made clear they expected to be staying at McLaren.

Hamilton targets new McLaren contract

Lewis Hamilton is hopeful of having a new contract in place with McLaren by the end of the year.

Canada triumph won't change Button approach

Jenson Button is adamant the best grand prix victory of his Formula One career will not change him in the slightest.

Di Resta hails Monaco as the 'highlight' of F1 but faces tough fight for points

Paul Di Resta is not expecting the unexpected to land him a shock result in Monaco tomorrow. Di Resta will compete in his first Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, the race now on his doorstep since moving to Fontvieille earlier this year.

Button expects supersoft tyres to shift balance of power on 'hardest track in F1'

Jenson Button is pinning his hopes on a change of tyres to turn the tables for McLaren against Red Bull in the Monaco Grand Prix this Sunday.

Jenson Button surprised by Fernando Alonso's Ferrari deal

Jenson Button has questioned Fernando Alonso's wisdom in pledging his future to Ferrari for the next five years.

Button desperate to end Red Bull domination

Jenson Button is convinced Red Bull Racing will crack if put under pressure. The world champion, Sebastian Vettel, has so far had it easy this season, winning three of the four grands prix to date and finishing second in the other from a run of four consecutive pole positions.

Bad drivers to face £100 fines

Bad drivers will be hit with fixed-penalty fines of up to £100 under a Government scheme which aims to cut road deaths by as much as 57% within 20 years.

Quick Button in high spirits while Vettel in high-speed crash

Fortune does not always favour the brave, as Sebastian Vettel learnt to his cost after crashing in the first practice session at Istanbul Park yesterday morning.

Sebastian Vettel crashes in wet conditions in Turkey

Jenson Button grabbed the spoils in a second practice session for Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix notable by the absence of Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton wins thrilling Chinese Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton ended Sebastian Vettel's winning streak in Formula One with a superb battling victory in today's breathless Chinese Grand Prix.

Vettel pulls out another rabbit for his hat-trick

Like the master magician able to defy logic and suspend belief, Sebastian Vettel plucked his third successive pole position of the season here yesterday to leave Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton open-jawed.

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