Button ‘open to offers’

Jenson Button has stated his desire to continue his career in Formula One and stated that he is "happy to listen to anybody who will give me the opportunity to do so… whatever the cost".

His words, which were spoken to the Daily Express, indicate that he is prepared to take a pay cut following the news that his team Honda is withdrawing from the sport and is looking for a buyer.

Button might well find he has little bargaining power when it comes to finding a drive for next season – his stock is low since the best finish he could manage last season was sixth place as Honda finished second to last in the title race.

Reports about his Honda salary vary. The Express puts it at £20 million a year while The Times has come up with a more conservative £8 million.

Toro Rosso have reportedly offered the 28-year-old a test drive with a view to him coming on board in time for the Australian Grand Prix.

But such a move could be seen as like moving from one relegation-threatened team to another since Red Bull is thought to be tiring of financing Toro Rosso.

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