Date: 8th July 2014 at 8:59am
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Jenson Button is still fielding questions about his future following criticism from McLaren team boss Ron Dennis.

Ahead of the British Grand Prix Jenson Button hit back at Dennis following a critical assessment of the 2009 Formula One World Champions season to-date.

Executive chairman of McLaren Ron Dennis had laid down the gauntlet for British driver who is in his final year of his contract at McLaren.

Button not only did his talking to the media but he also did it on the track, beating team-mate Kevin Magnussen in qualifying before missing out on a podium finish by just 0.8seconds.

And yet despite his performance at Silverstone, questions are still being raised in the media.

‘I don’t see why I wouldn’t be here next year,’ he said.

‘I’m not – as I shouldn’t be – worried about my future in Formula One. I definitely shouldn’t be thinking ‘is someone going to sign me next year?’.

‘I’m a world champion, I’ve won 15 grands prix, I’m at the top of my game.’
he told the BBC.

Button now leads rookie team-mate Kevin Magnussen in the championship by 20 points.

‘We [Button and Dennis] actually joked about it after qualifying. He said ‘see, comments worked’. We had a laugh.

‘[But] When you already give 100%, words do not change anything – negative or positive.