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…
Good fishing for details by EJ there. Interesting to see how Withmarsh let that one slip out.
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?
@matt90 they announced a new “multiple year” deal with Button in Korea, refusing to tell how multi the years in that contract were.
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.
@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.
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.
Maybe, some team principles maths capabilities match mine, 1, 2, 3, more ;-)
ah, cheers @bascb
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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