Formula1, Motorsport

Jenson Button & Fernando Alonso confirmed by McLaren for 2015

McLaren have confirmed Jenson Button for a 16th season, alongside new signing, Fernando Alonso.

The Formula One team finally announced their line-up, after taking weeks to decide whether to keep Button or his 2014 team-mate Kevin Magnussen, who still remains with McLaren as test and reserve driver.

“I am very pleased to have been invited to do my bit. In fact, I am absolutely raring to go.” said Button.

Alonso was signed weeks ago after being persuaded to leave Ferrari.

“I am joining this project with enormous enthusiasm and determination, knowing that it may require some time to achieve the results we are aiming for, which is no problem for me.” said Alonso.

The double world champion said he received a number of other lucrative offers, but revealed that McLaren had contacted him over a year ago and asked him to return to the team he left at the end of 2007.

Fans of Button and Alonso have welcomed the partnership on social media, dubbing the new line-up the #DreamTeam.

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