Button hopeful Honda will find buyer

Jenson Button is hopeful that a buyer will be found for the Honda F1 team and that they will be on the grid next season

Button hopeful Honda will find buyer

Speaking at tonight's Autosport Awards in London, he said that with the strength of the team and their potential for success next year, he believes there must be interested buyers.

"The team are working their arses off to produce a great car for 2009 and with the team and the attitude we have, I can't believe there's not anyone interested in buying the team and helping us out," said Button.

"What they'll get is a great team with excellent facilities. And with the leadership of Ross Brawn, and the whole team as they are, we can come through this and be on the grid in 2009."

Button added that he was encouraged by the positive attitude of the team when he visited the factory on Friday, and is determined that they can pull through.

"It was a big shock for me on Thursday, but on Friday I headed up to the factory to see what was going on, not in a very positive mood," he admitted.

"But after spending half an hour with the whole crew, in every department of the factory, I realised that we can't change what's happened - it's very disappointing for all of us. The only thing we can do is to stay positive, and that's what we are doing."

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