Button: I want to be competitive to continue in F1


One-time Formula One world champion Jenson Button admits he wants to continue racing next season, as long as he has a competitive car. 

Button has struggled since his win at the Brazilian Grand Prix at the end of 2012, going on to claim just one podium finish in his next 60 starts.

McLaren have fallen down the competitive scale since switching from Mercedes to Honda power units in 2015, with team-mate Fernando Alonso also struggling to post any decent results. 

Button's contract with the British manufacturer comes to an end at the conclusion of the season, but the 36-year-old wants to remain in the sport should a competitive seat present itself. 

"I want to be in a position where I can be competitive and fight for good results - at least be in the mix - and that's what will keep me in the sport," Button told F1i.

"My mind is to be competitive next year and to race and enjoy racing.

"And to be able to see the front at least! I'd love to do that here and I hope this team is in that situation."