Former F1 champ Button agrees to new McLaren deal

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WOKING, England (AP) -- Formula One driver Jenson Button has signed a new multiyear contract with McLaren.

The 31-year-old former world champion joined McLaren at the beginning of the 2010 season and his deal was due to expire this year.

Button says he has "never felt more at home at a team than I do at McLaren," adding "I've made no secret of my ambition to continue winning races and world championships, and I fully believe this is the place where I can achieve those aims."

The Englishman, who won the world title with Brawn GP in 2009, is currently second in the drivers' standings behind runaway leader Sebastian Vettel with five races to go.

The next race is Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix in Tokyo.