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Jenson Button: Is He Right To Hold Out For a Bigger Brawn Deal?

Jenson Button was staring into the Formula One abyss at the beginning of the season. His team, Honda Racing, had been put up for sale, and at one point the British driver faced the very real threat of not having a drive for 2009. Thankfully a management buyout of Honda Racing by team principal Ross Brawn gave both Button and Rubens Barrichello a car for the season, but in doing so Button had to take a huge wage cut. Now of course, Jenson is four races away from being crowned World Champion after an excellent season at the wheel of one of the two Brawn GP cars. Button believes his efforts this term have more than justified negotiations for a lucrative new deal, with the aim of increasing his reported current pay packet of three million pound...

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