Jenson Button: One of the beneficiaries of the Fernando Alonso presence in the 500 miles of Indianapolis has been J enson Button. The Briton, retired officially after 2016 with that strange possibility to return in 2018, was designated to replace Fernando in the Great Prize of Monaco, proves that the Austrian will be jumped.
Although Jenson does not know the vehicles of 2017, McLaren did not realize a day of test for the British, whose preparation has been completed with simulator sessions in which it has been rumored that even got to test the water of the Mediterranean Sea. Nevertheless, the 2009 world champion admits he has no pressure and come to this test to enjoy.
“The preparation went well. Being on the Bahrain test would have been useless to me. I have done simulator, I have spent a lot of time with him and it has been interesting. I must learn some things. The car and the tires are wider and I know they are different but I have a couple of days to do it. I am very relaxed. It’s very exciting, but I do not feel any pressure at all. The neck will hurt a little after Thursday, but we have Friday off so I will have some rest. “
“I’m sure I’ll see the 500 miles from Indianapolis. I want to know what Fernando will say when he returns. The ranking went well and hopefully the race will also. I would like to do Le Mans someday and compete in NASCAR, where I have been to some races this year and I loved the show as well as being an incredible challenge. I also like Rally cross although I had never been thinking about the Indy. “Added Jenson Button during the press conference prior to the Monaco Grand Prix”.