Oct.5 (GMM/Inautonews.com) McLaren and Jenson Button on Wednesday ended weeks of uncertainty by announcing a new “multi-year contract” for 2012 and beyond.

The team said in a media statement that the move “will strengthen (McLaren’s) long-term stability”.

“I’ve never felt more at home at a team than I do (here),” added Button, 31.

And team boss Martin Whitmarsh said: “I can safely say that he’s one of the most capable and respected drivers we’ve ever had”.