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Breaking: Button agrees to McLaren move

Jenson Button

The Guardian currently leads its sport page with a story declaring that reigning F1 world champion Jenson Button has agreed to join the McLaren team on a three year deal.

While nothing has been made official, just yet, it is expected the £6 £18 million deal will be signed off in the coming days.

Button’s reported salary of £2 £6 million per season is well short of Lewis Hamilton’s wage, which is understood to be a very healthy £12 million per year, thanks very much. Assuming this deal goes through, a Hamilton-Button driver pairing is sure to make fascinating viewing in 2010.

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10 replies on “Breaking: Button agrees to McLaren move”

Lima I think it might actually be at 6 million squids per year x 3 years. It’s going to end in tears.

I’m kinda suprised nobody wants to pay him decent money despite being a world champ and displaying his qualitities pretty convincingly this year. Hamilton by comparison was gifted one WC from Ferrari errors, was the reason they lost the previous one and is worth twice as much? Doesn’t make alot of sense to me.

Yeah, but how much is Hami worth for the collective UK psyche, haha. £6m to drive and £6m to smile for the camera.

Oh, I agree with KGB’s earlier assessment, too, the one about this scenario ending in tears.

Now we’ll see how good Button is in a car that isn’t a class above for the first half of the season.

Rubens outdrove him in Honda in one of the year, and also outdrove him in second half of this year. Lewis is gonna crush him.

Wes, I wouldn’t want him either if I was ze Germans.

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