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Breaking: Button returns to Williams as senior advisor

Breaking: Button returns to Williams as senior advisor

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Breaking: Button returns to Williams as senior advisor

Breaking: Button returns to Williams as senior advisor

Jenson Button has rejoined Williams in the role of senior advisor.

The 41-year-old, who started his Formula 1 career with the team in 2000, has signed a multi-year agreement.

Williams claim the 2009 world champion "brings a vast wealth of experience with him which is applicable both on and off the track".

In his role, Button will draw upon his 30-plus years of motorsport experience to provide advice and guidance to the team at Grove, along with helping support and develop both race and academy drivers.

Button is to attend a number of grands prix with Williams this year, as well as taking part in some team events in the UK, while he will also support Williams’ media and marketing activities when required throughout the season.

The Briton will also continue his media duties as expert analyst with Sky Sports F1, in tandem with his new role with the team.

Button said: “I am so delighted to once again be able to say that I’ve signed for Williams.

"Back when I was 19 it was a moment that changed my life and, despite the fact it was over 20 years ago, I already 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 as it strives once more for success.

"There’s a lot of hard work to be done but I have no doubt the future is incredibly bright for this fantastic team and I can’t wait to get started.”

Reflecting on what Button can bring to Williams, incoming CEO Jost Capito said: “Bringing Jenson back on board is another positive step to help us move forward as a team both on and off track.

"Jenson has always been a friend of the team and so it is great to welcome him back into the Williams family.

"Back in 2000, Sir Frank saw the promising talent Jenson had as a driver and gave him his first opportunity in F1.

"He more than fulfilled that initial promise throughout a glittering career that culminated in world championship glory.

"More recently, he has shown his acumen in both the business and broadcasting worlds and remains a widely respected figure in the paddock.

"All this experience will add another layer to our transformation both technically and as a business.

"I know everyone at Grove has huge respect for him and we’re delighted to start working with him.”

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