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British driver considered options but is looking forward to revitalised McLaren

Lewis Hamilton at the Monaco Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes sets the pace in Monaco during practice

The German has been on pole position at the last two races

Jenson Button at Monaco 2012, when he failed to finish

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Alain Prost celebrates winning the 1988 Australian Grand Prix with Ayrton Senna

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Fernando Alonso after winning the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, with a battered front tyre clearly visible

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Hamilton started on the front row of the grid but finished 12th

F1: 'I'm absolutely lost,' admits Lewis Hamilton as Fernando Alonso wins Spanish Grand Prix in front of home crowd

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso produced a brilliant drive to claim victory in Barcelona in front of his home crowd where he lapped rival Lewis Hamilton

Nico Rosberg claims pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel for the Spanish GP

Nico Rosberg takes pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton for Spanish GP pole

Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes lock-out front row; Sebastian Vettel completes top three

Jenson Button: The McLaren driver was praised for being a ‘great team player’ by his principal

McLaren put their faith in a new wing to help Jenson Button at Spanish Grand Prix

Jenson Button’s chances in the Spanish Grand Prix could rest on the outcome of a race from England between a van and an aeroplane which left Southend at three o’clock this morning. The precious cargo in each will be a very different new front wing that Button and his whole team fervently hope will turn around their fortunes after a bruising day here in Barcelona.

Fernando Alonso in practice for the Spanish Grand Prix

F1: Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel set pace for the Spanish Grand Prix

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A bumpy road: Jenson Button knows he is going to face a tough fight if he is to get anywhere near winning the world championship this season

F1: Jenson Button insists morale will not be allowed to drop at McLaren

The British team have been way off the pace so far this season

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Niki Lauda insists that he is not trying to lure the triple world champion Sebastian Vettel from Red Bull to Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton's switch from McLaren to Mercedes has so far been successful given he has taken a pole position and two third places

Silverstone officials hope for Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button success to improve ticket sales for British Grand Prix

Race fever has yet to strike the great public with uptake down on last year

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Jenson Button feels it is crucial he and Sergio Perez do not milk the fact that the McLaren team allows its drivers to race one another.

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