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'I've got nothing to prove' - Button

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Jenson Button said he has nothing left to prove to McLaren for next year after finishing fourth at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

McLaren has yet to confirm its driver line-up for 2015, but Button's seat is under threat from Fernando Alonso who will leave Ferrari at the end of the season. Button has scored 34 points at the last four races, which is a tally that has only been bettered by the two Mercedes drivers and world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Button says there is nothing else he can do to ensure he keeps his seat and will continue to fight as hard as possible at the one remaining race in Abu Dhabi.

"I feel I'm doing a pretty good job at the moment," he said. "I've got nothing to prove and this is what I do and what I've done for 15 years. I always do my best and sometimes it is obviously enough and today it definitely was. All you've got to do is drive the car as fast as you can and carry yourself as well as you can, the rest isn't in your hands."

Button said he enjoyed his race in Brazil and is trying to remain positive about his future.

"I think experience showed today and I'm really happy with P4. You always want more to challenge for that podium and we felt like we were sort of playing with the Williams at one point, but it wasn't the case. I had a great battle with Kimi and to beat both Red Bulls, both Ferraris and a Williams is not a bad day's work.

"It's all I can do right now, go out and enjoy my racing, and I loved it today. You have good days and bad days in a situation like I am, in terms of mentally. I don't think any of the days on the circuit have been negative, they've been positive."

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