'Main man' Button rejects extra pressure of leading McLaren next season
McLaren ace driver Jensen Button has rejected the suggestion that he would be under more pressure next season to deliver podium finishes next season since he would be the main man at the Woking-based outfit due to Lewis Hamilton's move to Mercedes.
From the next season, Button will be the main man at McLaren, and the experienced, former world champion expected to lead the team as young pup Sergio Perez settles in to life at Woking.
Whereas at the moment Button can have a disastrous run of races and focus switches to his teammate, next year there is no guarantee Perez will pick up the slack.
If Button beats Perez, it will be expected, but if he loses to the 22 year-old, questions will be asked.
However, Button denies there will be any additional pressure on him, although he does concede McLaren will be expecting him to take the initiative.
"I have been here longer," the Telegraph quoted Button, as saying.
"I am part of the furniture, part of the family here now. So they will look to me for results but I don't think there will be any more pressure at all. I have fought for championships and won championships and that is pressure," he added.
"When you're in a car which can win every race, or fight for a win every race, that is pressure. But I have had that for the last four years. It will be exactly the same," he said.