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Button says he would not fear having Alonso as F1 team-mate in '15

Jenson Button says he would not be scared of being Fernando Alonso's team-mate in Formula 1, should they end up paired at McLaren next year

Button's own F1 future remains uncertain while the Woking squad works on a deal to sign Alonso when he parts with Ferrari at the end of the 2014 season.

What next for Jenson Button?

The two could end up as team-mates if McLaren reaches agreement with Alonso and offers a fresh deal to Button, who is out of contract at the end of the current campaign.

When asked by AUTOSPORT how he would feel about having Alonso as a team-mate, Button said he would not be cowed by the Spaniard's formidable competitive reputation.

"For me, working with any driver up and down the grid, nothing scares me of working with a world champion," Button said.

"I've worked with two in the past - Jacques Villeneuve, when I was young, and with Lewis [Hamilton] for three years.

"I'm not fearful of any team-mate, and I find it exciting learning new people and the way people work, because it's not always what it might seem from the outside."

Button also praised current team-mate Kevin Magnussen, who also faces an anxious wait over his F1 future until the Alonso situation is resolved.

"I love working with team-mates that give it their all, are technically sound in terms of understanding a racing car and what to do with set-up, and are completely open, and that's something Kevin definitely has," Button added.

"He arrived inexperienced, so initially a lot was me developing the car, but he's learned so fast in terms of setting up the car.

"I think we have a very similar feel and direction, so it's been really good working with Kevin."

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