Former Method One champion Jenson Button has returned to the Williams workforce as a senior advisor on a multi-year deal.
Button made his F1 debut with Williams in 2000, aged 20. The English driver went on to win the championship with Brawn in 2009 and retired in 2016 with 15 grand prix race wins to his title.
Williams introduced the appointment on Friday, saying Button will present steerage and recommendation to the workforce at its Grove headquarters. He may also help the event of drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi in addition to these at present a part of the Williams driver academy.
Button will attend plenty of races all through the season as a part of the position.
“I’m so delighted to as soon as once more be capable to say that I’ve signed for Williams,” Button mentioned. “Again after I was 19 it was a second that modified my life and, regardless of the actual fact it was over 20 years in the past, I already really feel like I by no means actually left.
“Sir Frank Williams confirmed religion in me which I will probably be eternally grateful for and I’m extremely excited to have the possibility to return again and assist the workforce because it strives as soon as extra for fulfillment.
“There’s plenty of onerous work to be completed however I’ve little question the long run is extremely shiny for this incredible workforce and I am unable to wait to get began.”
The Williams household now not controls the workforce, having offered it to funding agency Dorilton Capital in August final 12 months.