Jenson Button has refuted rumours from Formula 1 betting pundits suggesting that he is dissatisfied with McLaren and is convinced that the team’s poor 2013 season will turn out to be an aberration.
McLaren are fifth in the constructors’ championship while Button and team-mate Sergio Perez are yet to secure a podium finish for the Woking-based outfit this year. Button is ninth in the drivers’ standings with 47 points while Perez is 12th with 18.
However, the 33-year-old is content and believes changes to rules concerning engines and a new deal with manufacturer Honda in 2015 will hold the team in good stead.
He said: "I think when you are at a top team, any of the top three or four teams, it is better to stay put.
"I think 2015 is a very exciting challenge for the whole team. It's always interesting working with new partners and new engine suppliers but I think it's also something necessary for this team and the future."
Meanwhile, the 2009 world champion is determined to give the team a 50th anniversary boost by producing a good display at the Italian Grand Prix.
The team started out as Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd on 2nd September 1963 and has gone on to win more grand prix than any other team, with 182 to date, a tally that has no doubt been rewarding for fans who bet on F1.
Button is aware that McLaren are in danger of failing to win a race for the first time since 2006, and has suggested that he may surprise a few people in Italy.
He added: "I really enjoy circuits that have a bit of history to them, and Monza has that in abundance. It's one of the greatest tracks on the calendar. I'll be hoping for a strong result to show the strength and depth we have as a team."