Atlas F1 News Service

Williams Not Ruling Out Button Return

Saturday June 23rd, 2001

Frank Williams is not ruling out the possible return of Briton Jenson Button to his team in the 2003 season.

Button, who made his Formula One debut with the Williams team last year, is currently on loan to the Benetton team until the end of the 2002 season and his future looks uncertain after Ralf Schumacher announced he was staying at Williams until 2004.

Schumacher's teammate Juan Pablo Montoya has a contract with Williams until the end of next year, and the team's boss admitted Button could then return to the Grove-based outfit.

"It is very possible Jenson will be back in a Williams car in 2003," said Williams. "The truth about Jenson is that, besides being a man who should become a world champion, he is also very pleasant and so far unchanged. As a driver he is fuss-free, very smooth like Raikkonen, who I also like to watch. It is clear that he was born to drive a GP car."

Button has been struggling at the back of the grid this season, being clearly outperformed by his Benetton teammate Giancarlo Fisichella. But Williams believes the 21-year old is learning and will be stronger after this frustrating season.

"It appears that Jenson has come to a shuddering halt, but he hasn't because he is learning," said Williams. "Learning how to deal with a disappointing situation, how to deal with technical matters and different personalities. He is learning how to become a stronger character."

Latest Headlines:
<<  Previous  |  Jun News  |  News Index |  Next  >>
*(03-16-2005): Badoer Continues Testing at Fiorano
*(03-16-2005): Fisichella Aims to Win Again in Malaysia
*(03-16-2005): Davidson Lined Up for Villeneuve's Drive
*(03-16-2005): Preview: Raikkonen Aims to Stop Renault
*(03-16-2005): Malaysia Preview Quotes: Jordan

© 1995-2005 Kaizar.Com, Inc. Copyright & Terms

  < Previous | Next >

  Jun 2001 Index

  Current News Index

  Email to Friend


   2004 at a Glance
   2004 Standings
   2005 Calendar
   2005 Line-Up
   Drivers Bio
   Teams Info
   Testing Center


   News Service
   Photo Gallery
   My Atlas
   Bulletin Board
   Chat Service
   Shop @ Atlas
   Search & Archive