MONACO: Components One might have seen the final of Jenson Button following the 2009 world champion’s Monaco Grand Prix comeback as stand-in for McLaren race common Fernando Alonso.
The 37-yr-previous Briton made it abundantly clear on the weekend that whereas he loved the expertise greater than anticipated he had no want to do any extra Formulation One races this yr.
“It has not whetted the urge for food for any extra — undoubtedly not,” stated Button, who began final and from the pit lane on account of penalties and retired from the race after colliding with Pascal Wehrlein’s Sauber.
Button, who was deemed at fault by race stewards and given a 3-place grid drop for a subsequent race which will by no means occur, could have breathed an enormous sigh of aid to see double world champion Alonso emerge unscathed from a crash-strewn Indianapolis 500.
Had the Spaniard been injured in a race he led for 27 laps earlier than his automotive’s Honda engine expired in all-too acquainted circumstances with 21 of the 200 laps remaining, Button’s providers may need been required additional.
Requested earlier than the race whether or not he may return as a stand-in later within the yr if required, Button replied: “Who is aware of, however I don’t plan on it.
“I additionally know that the workforce don’t plan on shifting their race drivers round.
“So no, it’s undoubtedly not the plan for me to race once more this yr in Method One. In different classes, probably sure.”
Former champions McLaren have an choice on Button for 2018 however he left little question that he had not missed the game he left on the finish of final yr.
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