Button sure that Brawn not joining McLaren in 2014

Jenson Button McLaren with Ross Brawn

Jenson Button with Ross Brawn

Jenson Button has  revealed that Ross Brawn is not joining McLaren for the 2014 F1 season.

Amid reports that Brawn has decided to step down at Mercedes, there has been speculation linking Button’s former Honda boss with McLaren.

So with McLaren linking up with the returning Honda for 2015, Button at Suzuka handballed the question to his boss Martin Whitmarsh.

However, 2009 ‘Brawn GP’ champion Button did say: “One thing is for sure – Ross Brawn will not join the team next season,” he told Formula 1’s official website.

That leaves the door neatly open for 2015. Button, 33, said he could also be Honda-powered again the season after next.

“There’s a chance, yes,” Button told reporters on Thursday. “There’s definitely a chance.┬áI think it’s very special for Japan to have a manufacturer in the sport, but obviously that’s not for another year and a half.”

“We’ve got a long time before that and hopefully a very good year next year with Mercedes-Benz,” he added. (GMM)

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  • Eazy E

    Good. Brawn has never been a hypocrite but if he made that move it would devalue him greatly.

  • Michael Schumacher

    What I learned about F1 rumours for the past couple of years is that they are always right!