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Jenson Button Set to Sign New 3-Year McLaren Deal

McLaren could announce a new £12 million-per-year agreement with Jenson Button next week, according to Kevin Eason of The Times (subscription required). Button is yet to commit to his seat for next season, but Eason highlights McLaren’s forthcoming 50-year anniversary celebrations, predicting the two events will merge: The team mark 50 years in Formula One next week and an announcement that Button's £12 million-a-year contract has been renewed could coincide with the celebrations. The deal is likely to be for three years, taking Button to his 36th birthday. Former world champion Button has cut a frustrated figure at times this season, currently sitting ninth in the standings on 47 points—largely due to the poor per...

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