Just over two decades after he made his Formula 1 debut with Williams, Jenson Button has re-signed for the team as its new senior adviser.
After quitting F1 at the end of 2017 Button has stayed in touch with the paddock via punditry roles for Sky. He will now mix that with a new management role within Williams that will feature him providing advice and support to both the engineering team and working with both Williams’ race and young drivers. “I am so delighted to once again be able to say that I’ve signed for Williams,” said Button. “Back when I was 19 it was a moment that changed my life and, despite the fact it was over 20 years ago, I feel like I never really left. Sir Frank Williams showed faith in me, which I will be eternally grateful for and I am incredibly excited to have the chance to come back and help the team.”
Since Dorilton Capital took the team over there have been mass management changes, with Simon Roberts the new team principal and ex-VW man Jost Capito the new CEO.
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