Jenson Button’s ”multi-year” McLaren contract is for three years
- 2nd November 2011, 17:54 at 5:54 pm #130448Keith CollantineKeymaster
When McLaren announced last month Jenson Button had signed a new “multi-year” deal with the team the question everyone wanted to know the answer to was how long it was for.
Well, now we know – Martin Whitmarsh let it slip during a BBC interview at the Indian Grand Prix:
So, he’s in there until 2014, then…2nd November 2011, 19:28 at 7:28 pm #184199
Good fishing for details by EJ there. Interesting to see how Withmarsh let that one slip out.2nd November 2011, 19:32 at 7:32 pm #184200
Is that them officially taking the option they already had for next year, then an additional 2 years, or just a fresh 3 year deal?2nd November 2011, 23:02 at 11:02 pm #184201
@matt90 they announced a new “multiple year” deal with Button in Korea, refusing to tell how multi the years in that contract were.2nd November 2011, 23:20 at 11:20 pm #184202
Yeah I know, I just meant that there was meant to an option for next year even before this was signed. I wondered how they do it- take up the option for next year on the current contract and then sign a fresh 2013-2014 contract or whether it’s just a 2012-2014 deal. Doesn’t really make any difference, just curious.3rd November 2011, 6:14 at 6:14 am #184203
@matt90 they did not take up the option, but instead signed a new contract for 2012-2014. At least, that is what it was presented to be.3rd November 2011, 6:21 at 6:21 am #184204TheNikiiParticipant
How many other drivers have seat for 2014?
Vettel does, Alonso does, Lewis doesn’t.
Oh yeah, Glock has one too.
Only Alonso’s contract goes beyond 2014.
So I think in F1 terms multiple years can be just 3.3rd November 2011, 7:07 at 7:07 am #184205W-KParticipant
Maybe, some team principles maths capabilities match mine, 1, 2, 3, more ;-)3rd November 2011, 13:22 at 1:22 pm #1842063rd November 2011, 15:45 at 3:45 pm #184207colin graysonParticipant
McLaren wanted him to extend for 2 more years
Button wouldn’t unless he got a better deal [ same as Hamilton maybe ? ] including 2012
agreed new contract for 2012/2013/2014
sounds like win win to me
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