Weary champ Button won't be pushed on contract talk

NEWLY-CROWNED world champion Jenson Button has put talks over his future on ice in order to savour his fairytale success.<br /><br />The British driver clinched his maiden title by putting in a superb performance to finish fifth in Sunday&rsquo;s Brazilian Grand Prix.<br /><br />But the 29-year-old&rsquo;s future at F1 newcomers Brawn GP remains in doubt, with the two parties thought to be some distance from reaching an agreement.<br /><br />Button has said he wants to stay at the Northamptonshire outfit, while team chiefs are keen to retain his services for next season. <br /><br />For now, however, Britain&rsquo;s 10th world champion is concentrating only on enjoying the undoubted highlight of his career. <br /><br />&ldquo;Waking up this morning knowing I am the world champion makes me feel very confident for the future,&rdquo; Button said yesterday.<br /><br />&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know what&rsquo;s going to happen in the future, and at the moment I don&rsquo;t care because I&rsquo;m not thinking about it. I&rsquo;m thinking about the moment, and I&rsquo;m going to enjoy this moment for a very long time.<br /><br />&ldquo;For me, as a driver and a sportsman, winning the world title is the best thing you can possibly win, and I&rsquo;ve achieved that.&rdquo;<br /><br />Button said he got just three hours sleep after spending much of the night &ldquo;just really lying in bed with a big grin on my face&rdquo;. He accepted a &pound;5m-a-year pay cut to race for Brawn GP, whom team boss Ross Brawn set up on a relative shoestring after manufacturers Honda pulled out of F1 last year. But he is thought to want to return to his previous salary of &pound;8m with the team now in a stringer financial position.<br /><br />One race remains in the F1 calendar, next month&rsquo;s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but Brawn has promised resolving Button&rsquo;s contract is now a priority. &ldquo;We missed the window of opportunity to sort it out in the summer,&rdquo; said Brawn. &ldquo;Now this is done, we will be sitting down in the next few weeks to sort it out.&rdquo;<br /><br />Brawn GP chief executive Nick Fry conceded Button&rsquo;s success would make him &ldquo;more expensive, unfortunately&rdquo;, but was confident an agreement could be found.<br /><br />&ldquo;He wants to be with us and we&rsquo;d like him to stay with us, so that is a good starting point,&rdquo; said Fry. &ldquo;From that position compromises can usually be found. I wouldn&rsquo;t like to say how far apart we are in money terms, but it&rsquo;s a bridge that can be crossed.&rdquo;<br />