F1: Veteran Button still in learn mode

F1: Veteran Button still in learn mode

He has 259 career starts in Formula 1 and tasted ultimate joy in 2009 when he was crowned world champion.

Now 34, talk began to surface a couple of months ago over the possible retirement of McLaren racer Jenson Button.

Yesterday, the Englishman seemed to pour cold water on the rumours.

During a question-and-answer session at the launch of the Johnnie Walker #ImNOTdriving campaign, Button was asked if there was anything left to learn for him as a veteran Formula 1 driver.

"A veteran?" Button scoffed, in reply.

His response drew laughs from the small crowd that had gathered at the Conrad Centennial Hotel ballroom, including his McLaren teammate Kevin Magnussen, who asked the question on behalf of a fan.

"Well, as a veteran at 34 years, I've gone through a lot of different experiences in Formula 1," he added.

"The important thing it to keep on learning.

"That's why this sport is so great, it doesn't stand still; it's not (like) football or tennis.

"It's always changing - the car, the technology - there's always more to learn.

"And you have to realise that you're never at your best There's always more to come, there's always an area you can do better in.

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