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Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button Signs Multi-Year Deal With McLaren

McLaren has confirmed that Jenson Button will join them on a "multi-year" deal, after Mercedes failed to agree to terms with the world champion. Button will partner 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton in a dream team to rival Ferrari's line up of former world champion Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, while McLaren retain the numbers 1 and 2 on their cars. Although unconfirmed by McLaren, it is believed Button has signed a three-year deal worth £18m, before lucrative sponsorship opportunities. Despite winning the world championship for Brawn GP at the penultimate race of the season, Brawn (now the rebranded Mercedes Grand Prix team) refused to meet Button's demands for a pay raise, leaving McLaren to swoop after their own negotiations with ...

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