Button positive Honda will be sold

Honda racing driver Jenson Button has said he believes that a buyer will be found to "help out" the Formula One team.

The British racing driver said he "could not believe there's not anyone interested in buying the team", which is based in Northamptonshire.

Honda's Formula One outfit has been out up for sale after the Japanese manufacturer said the economic downturn had taken its toll on the business.

The Formula One operation has until the New Year to find a buyer or go out of business.

Button, speaking at the Autosport Awards, said: "The team are working their backsides off to produce a great car for 2009.

"What a buyer will get is a great team with excellent facilities. And with the leadership of [team principal] Ross Brawn and the whole team as they are, we can come through this and be on the grid in 2009."

The news has made the future of the team's drivers Button and Brazilian Rubens Barrichello very uncertain, and there have been rumours of a possible move to Toro Rosso or Williams for Button next season.

But he made no mention of this and instead said "the only thing we can do is to stay positive."

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