Jenson Button doesn’t expect his team mate Lewis Hamilton to leave McLaren next season.
However the former champ insists that he doesn’t have any inside information and knows only what he’d seen in the media.
“Obviously we all read newspapers and we all read magazines and we all go on the internet, so you hear things,” he said. “I was surprised to see what I read yesterday. I haven’t got a clue if there’s any truth in it at all. I think I’ll have the same team mate next year – because this is the best choice for him.”
Button did concede that sometimes it’s good to try a new challenge, although he didn’t think it was worth leaving McLaren for that.
“I think for all of us if you’re in the same place for too long it can get a bit stale, but not here. It’s a great team and a team that’s always giving us an opportunity to fight for wins. Whether we’ve had a chance to fight for the World Championship, that’s another question, but they always give you the possibility of winning Grands Prix, and that’s what a driver wants. But also a driver likes excitement and adrenaline and new challenges, and that’s the reason why I came here in the first place.
“I don’t think anything will change in terms of driver line-ups, but I might be wrong.”