Button: “When the opportunity to compete in Monaco came, I didn’t hesitate”


Jenson Button became clear in the summer of 2016 that he did not want to continue to compete in a Formula 1 is so demanding personal and professional level. But the opportunity to return to the grill once more and a Grand Prize mythical as the Monaco was something that motivated her from the first moment.

that is why the World Champion of 2009 is not what he thought when McLaren offered him to replace Fernando Alonso, who this weekend will compete in the Indianapolis 500-Mile race. “of course, when the opportunity to compete in Monaco arrived, I took it. I don’t want to run in Formula 1 throughout the season, because my time has already passed. I loved it during the greater part of my career, but it was time to stop. Even so, return to the Monaco Grand Prix is a dream for any pilot. It is the Grand Prize for the most glamorous venue on the calendar, the excitement has returned, what does when you come back to a single race”, said the british in statements to Sky Sports.

But, even though Jenson Button was able to be present at the test in Bahrain or even in the first session of Friday’s free practice for the Grand Prix of Spain, considers that it is unnecessary to get in the car this year, and their experience and the simulator is more than enough. “There is much to learn from new, but you get in the simulator and, after five laps, you say: ‘Ok, I’ve got it!’. I can still bring the car in the curves and I know how to change gear, press the brake and control the throttle. It never forgets”, said the british not without a bit of mockery.