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Published: 15:35 | 7/8/16

Button to discuss future in September


Jenson Button will hold talks with McLaren in September about his F1 future.

The Briton, who is out of contract with the Woking-based team at the end of this season, has been linked with a move to his former employers Williams, with reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne tipped to take over the McLaren race seat.

"I haven’t talked to the team [McLaren] yet," Button said.

"In September we are going to sit down and have a chat and decide whether I want to be racing in Formula 1 or whether they want me racing in Formula 1 or what the decision is."

The 2009 world champion, who turns 37 next January, says he is already preparing for life outside the sport.

"And if I’m not racing in F1 next year, I don’t know where I’m going to be. [I’ll] have some fun," he continued.

"I’ve lived my whole life by a schedule and suddenly I won’t be living by a schedule, which will be the first time in my 18 years as an adult, which is really exciting, whenever that does happen."

Button, who started his career in karting as a youngster, says he would like to try driving in the FIA World Endurance Championship when his F1 career winds down.

"I’d like to do other racing series in the future," Button added.

"I would love to be part of the WEC programme. I think I would really enjoy the camaraderie and the team effort that goes into building and racing a car for a long distance event.

"I don’t know what the possibilities would be in the future. There needs to be space for me to start with, because that’s always very difficult, but if there was a space and it’s something I was excited about, I’d definitely do it.

"I’d also like to do rallycross in the future, something my dad did. There’s lot of things I’d love to do.

"There are so many options, not just in motorsport, but in other sports, in life."

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