Jenson Button staying at McLaren next year would be "a good thing".
That is the view of fellow McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso, amid speculation the struggling Woking team might be close to agreeing to keep the 2009 world champion on board for 2016.
Earlier, it was suggested the team's woeful form this year could result in such a drop in prize and sponsorship income that McLaren will have to sign the cheaper Kevin Magnussen instead.
But amid McLaren-Honda's well-known problems, former team driver Lewis Hamilton said at Monza that Button should be retained.
"If they had two young guns I don't know if they would progress as much as they would with someone...