Button Hopes to Partner Barrichello

Jenson Button has said he would relish the chance to be Rubens Barrichello's teammate at BAR next season - if he is allowed to be

The Briton remains locked in his contract dispute with Williams and, although his future is still uncertain, he told reporters in Turkey on Thursday that he would love to go head-to-head with Barrichello at BAR next year.

"If I am lucky enough to be here, I think we would be a very good team," said Button. "We are reasonably experienced, he has got a few years on me, but I think we would be a great team and work together very well, and it would be good competition. Everyone craves competition."

Button has said that Barrichello's future arrival at BAR can only prove beneficial for the team as they still chase their maiden Formula One victory.

"It is a good thing for the team. He has got a lot of experience and a lot of experience at Ferrari. I am sure he can bring a lot of the information he is able to bring to the team and the experience from Ferrari, so I think it is a good move for the team to bring him on board."

He added: "You definitely need two drivers in the team that are capable of scoring points consistently. We all make mistakes, but it is about being as consistent as you can, making as few mistakes as possible and scoring points in every race and that is the way it is in Formula One these days."

And Button believes that Barrichello will also benefit from his switch to BAR, having spent the last few years racing under the shadow of Michael Schumacher.

"I think it is a great situation for him to be in a team where everything is equal, so it is a very good move for him, also, and we will see what he can do," he said.

"He has got a lot of experience, forget about the proven winner thing, but we still don't know what he can do in a Formula One car when he is given equal equipment, but he has proven on the circuit that he has very good racecraft."

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