22/09/2021

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F1 champion Jenson Button rejoins winless Williams team as an adviser

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Jenson Button interviews Lewis Hamilton in 2019. (Getty Photos)

 

LONDON — The Williams Formula A single workforce has signed 2009 environment champion Jenson Button as an adviser, 21 several years just after handing him his grand prix debut.

The workforce mentioned on Friday that the forty one-calendar year-aged, who received his title with Brawn GP, would serve as a ‘senior adviser’ in a multi-calendar year offer.

“I am so delighted to at the time all over again be in a position to say that I’ve signed for Williams,” mentioned Button.

“Back when I was 19, it was a minute that modified my everyday living and, inspite of the truth it was around 20 several years ago, I now feel like I never really left.

“Sir Frank Williams showed religion in me, which I will be eternally grateful for, and I am incredibly fired up to have the opportunity to appear back again and assistance the workforce as it strives at the time far more for achievements.”

Williams, who modified ownership very last calendar year with the founding family members providing up to U.S.-primarily based Dorilton Capital, mentioned Button would go to a quantity of races and some workforce functions in Britain.

The Briton, who retired in 2017 just after eight several years at McLaren, will also proceed his part as a pundit for Sky Sports activities television.

“Bringing Jenson back again on board is another optimistic action to assistance us transfer forward as a workforce each on and off keep track of,” mentioned recently appointed Williams chief government Jost Capito.

He mentioned Button’s knowledge would “incorporate another layer to our transformation each technically and as a organization.”

Williams has British youngster George Russell and Canadian Nicholas Latifi as their 2021 driver lineup. Russell has a extended-expression Mercedes agreement and shone when he stood in for 7-time environment champion Lewis Hamilton very last year.

The workforce completed very last without a position very last calendar year and have not received a race given that 2012.

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