In a press interview this week, Jenson
Button showed no signs of losing patience with Honda or wanting to switch to a
The interview follows reports at Monaco
that negotiations had begun to extend the 28-year-old Briton's contract beyond
A British newspaper said at Monaco
that there is a chance Button will quit the Japanese team "to chase his
dream of winning the drivers' world championship".
But to the German publication Auto
Motor und Sport, Button said he is feeling "much better"
about his seat at Brackley compared with one year ago.
"It's not so much about the results,
which are not great yet," he said.
"It's that the general feeling has
improved. We are making progress at
"The team was good in the first place
but it has been strengthened with the right people," said Button, who was
delighted with the appointment as team principal of Ross Brawn.
Button explained that, compared to the
miserable situation in 2007, he now sees light at the end of the tunnel.
"I would not have wanted it to stay
like last year. I said to (Honda CEO
Takeo) Fukui-san that something had to change.
"I put on the pressure that we should
get Ross on board, and the reaction showed me that my opinion is taken
"When it was official that Ross had
signed, I don't think there was one person in the team who was not
enthusiastic. Everyone thought: this is
the turning point.
"Now I feel that it is worth it to
Button said he is looking forward to next
"2009 is a special situation because
the rules are changing so much - everyone is going to start from zero. That is our chance," he explained.