Button makes Williams return

23 January 2021 00:04:30 GMTPlus10

Jenson Button has returned to Williams where he will work as a senior adviser to the team where he began his Formula 1 career.

The 41-year-old began his F1 career with Williams back in the year 2000, finishing eighth in his sole season racing for the British team before he moved on to Benetton.

Button of course went on to enjoy an illustrious career in the sport, culminating in winning the Drivers' Championship title with Brawn back in 2009, but he is now excited by the new chapter in his career.

"I am going to do my part to help the team back to the front," Button told reporters. "I can't wait to spend time with the drivers and the staff."

The Brit is joining a Williams team that was bought out by investment group Dorilton Capital last summer, a move that means founder Sir Frank Williams and his family are no longer involved in the day-to-day running.

Williams have finished bottom of the Constructors' Championship standings in each of the last three years, but new chief executive officer Jost Capito is confident that Button's arrival can form part of a brighter future for the British outfit.

"Bringing Jenson back on board is another positive step to help us move forward as a team, both on and off track," Capito confirmed. "Jenson has always been a friend of the team and so it is great to welcome him back into the Williams family."

The 2021 F1 season is scheduled to get under way with the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28th and Lewis Hamilton is priced at 1.25 to be crowned world champion for a record-breaking eighth time.

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