20 Oct 2009

Button likely to stay with Brawn next year

9:54 am on 20 October 2009

The chief executive of the Brawn formula one team Nicky Fry is confident their new world drivers champion Jenson Button will stay with the team next year.

Button took an $11 million paycut to drive for Brawn this year on a salary of $6.6 million as the new team made 270 staff redundant in March when they took over the defunct Honda operation.

The 29-year-old Button has also indicated he's keen to stay with Brawn, believing they're capable of challenging for victories again next year.