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Ron Dennis talks Jenson Button into fighting on with McLaren

By Staff Reporter

Jenson Button has been convinced by McLaren to extend his Formula One career into a 17th season.

McLaren have announced that Button will be retained for the 2016 campaign after the Briton decided against calling time on his world championship-winning career at the end of the season.

The 2009 world champion has been convinced by Ron Dennis, the team's chief executive, to continue with them next season. "Over the past month or so I have done quite a lot of thinking, and it is no secret that I was at one point in two minds about my future," said Button, who was urged to stay at McLaren following a phone call with Dennis last week.

"I have been a McLaren driver for six seasons now and in that time I have got to know Ron very well. He and I have had some very good chats and, during those chats, it has become clear to me that Ron is both utterly determined and uniquely equipped to lead our team through its current difficulties to great successes in the future."

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