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Last Updated: Friday, 25 May 2007, 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK
Button laughs off Honda exit talk
Honda's Jenson Button
Button won his first Grand Prix last season in Hungary
Jenson Button says he has no intention of quitting Honda at the end of the season despite the team's disappointing performance so far this year.

Button and team-mate Rubens Barrichello have yet to score a point in 2007 but, speaking ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix, he said he had faith in Honda.

"I have seen loads of speculation about me - it's great! I'm totally confused by it, but it makes me smile," he said.

"But I'm not going anywhere. I'm staying here."

Button ended 2006 on a high, claiming his first Grand Prix win in Hungary, but Honda's 2007 car has been uncompetitive.

You can't expect us to suddenly challenge for wins from where we are

Jenson Button

"The back end of last year was really good," said the Englishman.

"But if you are building a new car and you veer off in the wrong direction, or you don't have the right people in the right place, things are not going to work.

"That's probably been the case with this car. We've rectified a lot of already, but we need to keep pushing.

"We have to make sure everything is moving in the right direction now, and I think it is."

Button believes a decent qualifying performance in Monaco, where he lives, could provide the spark to ignite his season.

"I would like to see us with a car getting into the top 10 in qualifying," he said.

"That's a starting point because you can't expect us to suddenly challenge for wins from where we are, but we can at least build from there."



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