Button "really excited" about life after F1

Jenson Button says he is "really excited" about the prospect of life after Formula 1, as the Briton continues to consider his future in the sport.

Button "really excited" about life after F1
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The McLaren driver, currently in his 17th season in the sport, is yet to secure a deal to race in F1 next year, although he is understood to has been in discussions with Williams over a possible drive in 2017.

The 36-year-old suggests he is yet to make up his mind on whether he will stay on in F1 beyond 2016, but admitted he is looking forward to a life without schedules.

Button says talks with McLaren over a possible new deal will star next month.

"I haven't talked to the team yet," said Button. "In September we are going to sit down and have a chat and decide whether I want to be racing in Formula 1 or whether they want me racing in Formula 1 or what the decision is.

"And if I'm not racing in F1 next year, I don't know where I'm going to be. [I'll] have some fun.

"I've lived my whole life by a schedule and suddenly I won't be living by a schedule, which will be the first time in my 18 years as an adult, which is really exciting, whenever that does happen."

The 2009 world champion, however, insists that he will look to continue racing once he leaves Formula 1, and reiterated his intention to compete in the World Endurance Championship if he finds the right option.

"In terms of racing, I'd like to do other racing series in the future," said Button.

"I would love to be part of the WEC programme. I think I would really enjoy the camaraderie and the team effort that goes into building and racing a car for a long distance event.

"I don't know what the possibilities would be in the future. There needs to be space for me to start with, because that's always very difficult, but if there was a space and it's something I was excited about, I'd definitely do it.

"I'd also like to do Rallycross in the future, something my dad did. There's lot of things I'd love to do.

"There are so many options, not just in motorsport, but in other sports, in life."

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