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Button won't rule out 2018 return

  • Published on 16 May 2017 10:03
  • comments 5
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Jenson Button is due to make a one-off return to Formula One at the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix, replacing Indy 500 debutant Fernando Alonso - but the Briton has now acknowledged that this could evolve into a full comeback in 2018, as his existing McLaren contract does allow for such a return.

The 37 year-old also says that he has nothing currently finalised for next year, and adds that two other F1 squads had also offered him deals earlier in 2017. Speaking to the British Daily Mail newspaper, Button said: "I am thinking of Monaco as my only race this year. Obviously, if I am asked again at another point in the year I am here to fill that seat. But I am not going to go out of my way to ask to drive because the whole idea was not to.

"I can't rule 2018 out. I have a contract with the team to race next year so I would definitely not rule anything out. I had so many options to race this year it is hilarious. That even went into this year with two different teams asking me to race. I have no interest in doing that."

 

Mason Hawker

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  • I'd very much like to see him back on the grid.

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    • May 16 2017 - 13:29
  • Vet5

    Posts: 225

    Return to williams and replace Stroll!!

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    • May 16 2017 - 16:50
  • Kevin

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    It would be great to see him back at McLaren next season. Alonso is going to leave for sure.

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    • May 16 2017 - 19:25
    • Thats the most likely place, as he has a contract for a seat in 2018.

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      • May 16 2017 - 22:41
  • Squirrel10

    Posts: 36

    JB must be watching the over-hyped Stoffel's performances and laughing

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    • May 17 2017 - 23:40

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