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Button awaits chain reaction

JENSON BUTTON'S impending move to another leading Formula One team for the 2001 and 2002 seasons is 'not likely' to be announced until after the Hungarian Grand Prix, his manager David Robertson confirmed.

"When it happens, it will happen together with all the other things -they will all go off together," he said. "It is going to have to be a chain reaction."

Robertson declined to confirm that Benetton were the favorites to sign the 20-year-old Englishman who is expected to be replaced at Williams by Colombian CART champion Juan-Pablo Montoya.

"We know we are sorted out," he said. "That is all I want to say. If I have learned one thing in Formula One this year, it is 'don't wait.' We have done what we need to and have no need to wait."

An announcement on Button's future was expected before the Hungarian Grand Prix, but this is now extremely unlikely.

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