Thunder18 wrote: ↑
Thu May 17, 2018 9:27 am
urbanglowcam wrote: ↑
Thu May 17, 2018 9:15 am
Ground Effect wrote: ↑
Wed May 16, 2018 7:33 pm
Button turned down Williams last year, said he quit F1 a year too late, I think he's done
I would love to see Button in that seat with his experience. He does still drive for Honda in SuperGT now; however, I could have sworn he said STR offered him a seat around his retirement and he turned it down.
my 2cents, after Jenson lost his father, then the death of Jules Bianchi, Jenson took a long hard look at like and figured open top seaters are not for him anymore, even with Halo. I had never seen anyone so happy to retire from F1.
I think Button was glad to get away from the politics of F1 too. In particular being in the jam between Mclaren and Honda. Should he be offered a position at STR, Be it driver or advisor, he would not be in the same position as he was at Mclaren. He could 'feel' he was on Honda's side as he has no debt to STR.
I have said several times before (yes, some must be sick of it
) but someone who knows both cultures could be a big benefit to them.
I know Tost spent time in Japan, but a driver direct to engine bods could help in transmitting things that are maybe 'non verbal' but important to get the best out of the car.