McLaren F1 Driver Jenson Button Could Be Forced To Retire At The End Of The 2014 Season
McLaren F1 driver JENSON BUTTON "has revealed for the first time he could be forced to retire from Formula One at the end of the season," according to the PA. Now in his fifth year with McLaren, and 15th overall in F1, Button "is in limbo as the Woking-based marque mull over their driver line-up for 2015." With the support of Honda as power-unit supplier, the Japanese manufacturer "is looking for a big name to spearhead their return to the sport after a seven-year hiatus." Ferrari driver FERNANDO ALONSO "is believed to be top of their wanted list." While money "is no object to Honda," it would cost £40M ($66.3M) alone for Alonso "to be bought out of the remaining two years of his deal with Ferrari" (PA, 8/28).