2009 F1 Champion Button returns to Williams as Senior Advisor | F1 News – Motorsports

Jenson Button will return to Williams as a senior advisor in 2021 after the 2009 F1 World Champion signed a multi-year contract with the team.

Button made his F1 debut at Williams in 2000, winning 15 races at Brown nine years later and winning the world title before launching his final Grand Prix at McLaren in 2017.

Button has been involved in motorsport since leaving F1. We support British GT teams with a focus primarily on sports car racing in Super GT and the World Endurance Championship.

As the team announced on Friday, he will officially return to F1 in the new role of Williams Senior Advisor.

According to Williams, Button “helps support and train both racing and academy drivers, while providing advice and guidance to the Globe team,” and will be onsite in many races with the team until 2021. I will. Maintain his professional role in Sky Sports F1.

“I’m very happy to say that I signed with Williams again,” Button said.

“When I was 19, it was a life-changing moment. More than 20 years ago, I feel like I’ve never really left.

“Sir Frank Williams believed in me. I am grateful forever and I am very happy to have the opportunity to come back and help the team as they strive for success. think.

“There’s a lot to do, but there’s no doubt that the future of this great team is incredibly bright. I can’t wait to get started.”

The arrival of Button is the latest management change in Williams following the acquisition of the team by Drillton Capital in August and the departure of the Williams family.

Simon Roberts has taken on the role of team principal full-time, and former Volkswagen Motorsports Chief Yostkapit has become the new CEO.

“Returning Jenson is another positive step that will help us get on and off the track as a team,” Capito said.

“Jenson has always been a friend of the team, so it’s great to return to Williams’ family and welcome him. In 2000, Sir Frank saw the promising talent Jenson had as a driver and in F1. I gave him the first opportunity.

“He fully fulfilled his first promise through his glittering career that led to the glory of the World Championships.

“Recently, he has shown insight in both the business and broadcast worlds and continues to be a widely respected person in the paddock. All this experience, both technically and as a business, is ours. Add a new layer to transformation.

“I know that everyone in Globe has a lot of respect for him. We are happy to start working with him.”

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