Button thankful for support amid uncertain F1 future


Jenson Button has taken to Twitter to thank his fans for their support and messages as uncertainty about his future lingers.

The British driver recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of his Formula 1 world championship victory, but could yet be forced out of the sport at the end of the season as McLaren considers re-signing Fernando Alonso for 2015.

Should Alonso return to Woking, Button would be most likely to leave given that his teammate, Kevin Magnussen, only made his debut at the beginning of the year and has been nurtured by McLaren for many years.

Earlier this week, Button’s manager confirmed that a move to the FIA World Endurance Championship would be likely if the Briton did indeed leave Formula 1 after 15 seasons, and preliminary talks with Porsche have reportedly already been held.

Throughout 2014, Button has dodged talk about his future by saying that there was nothing to tell, but since Sebastian Vettel’s decision to leave Red Bull has started the domino effect for the 2015 driver market, his place has come under increasing scrutiny.

On Saturday, Button took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support amid the uncertainty.

Despite his future being at threat, Button’s on-track form has been excellent, scoring points in seven of the last eight races. Last time out in Russia, he finished in an excellent fourth place to take McLaren back above Force India in the constructors’ championship, proving his worth.

Button will be hoping to continue his good form at the United States Grand Prix, which takes place at the end of the month.