Button: Williams Talks Going Well

Jenson Button has said he is hopeful that his talks with Williams are now heading in the 'right direction'

Button: Williams Talks Going Well

The Briton is keen to get out of a current deal he has with Williams for next year so he can remain at BAR - but negotiations between his lawyers and the team have so far failed to resolve the matter.

However, speaking at the Belgian Grand Prix on Thursday, Button said that he was feeling more optimistic about getting a satisfactory outcome following the latest round of talks.

"We have talked and I think that it is going in the right direction," he said. "I think it is going in the right direction for both of us, you know.

"We both need to get this cleared up as soon as possible. We all want to get everything sorted out before the end of the year so that we can just concentrate on next season."

Williams will probably need to start edging towards a decision about their plans for Button by the end of this weekend, with an option the team have over Nick Heidfeld's services for next year running out next week.

If the team believe they will not be able to get hold of Button then they will almost certainly want to keep Heidfeld on board for 2006.

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