Date: 28th August 2014 at 7:42am
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2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button has been left in limbo by McLaren.

The 34-year-old is in the final year of his current contract with McLaren and the Brit wants to stay with the team for the foreseeable future.

However it would seem McLaren have other ideas and are unwilling to confirm Button’s future with the team until they have concluded current discussions with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

McLaren have rumoured to have been in talks with the Spaniard for well over a year and have been trying to get the double F1 World Champion to leave Ferrari and return to McLaren.

With McLaren to switch from Mercedes to Honda power next season, McLaren appear to want to sign a marquee driver, with the unfashionable Jenson Button not really fitting the bill.

With the current fall-out between Mercedes two drivers, Lewis Hamilton has also been linked with a sensational future return to McLaren, whilst it has previously been reported that McLaren have also made an approach for quadruple Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel.

McLaren Racing director Eric Boullier told the BBC: ‘Jenson is racing for us and we have discussions open with him, but until we have decided on our strategy, we will not finalise our driver line-up.’

Which leaves Button in limbo, does he wait for McLaren to make up their mind? Or does he try and secure a seat elsewhere? With limited options up and down the grid, Button’s options look limited if he was to lose his seat at McLaren.

‘We haven’t sat down and talked about it,’

‘If I have to retire at the end of the season then so be it, but I feel I have so much more to give and I can’t imagine life without motorsport and especially Formula 1.’