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Jenson Button’s ”multi-year” McLaren contract is for three years

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  • #130448
    Avatar of Keith Collantine
    keithcollantine
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    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:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0x-jmZ4y00

    So, he’s in there until 2014, then…

    #184199
    Avatar of BasCB
    BasCB
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    Good fishing for details by EJ there. Interesting to see how Withmarsh let that one slip out.

    #184200
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    matt90
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    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?

    #184201
    Avatar of BasCB
    BasCB
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    @matt90 they announced a new “multiple year” deal with Button in Korea, refusing to tell how multi the years in that contract were.

    #184202
    Avatar of matt90
    matt90
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    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.

    #184203
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    BasCB
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    @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.

    #184204
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    TheNikii
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    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.

    #184205
    Avatar of W-K
    W-K
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    Maybe, some team principles maths capabilities match mine, 1, 2, 3, more ;-)

    #184206
    Avatar of matt90
    matt90
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    ah, cheers @bascb

    #184207
    Avatar of colin grayson
    colin grayson
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    word is
    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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