While McLaren are still “shaking” from the scandal and the situation in which Ron Dennis was sacked from the position of CEO of the company and its companies, the Department for public relations tends to defocus the attention to other topics.
Thus, in the last two days circled the statement by Jason Button that he would not like to drive in the race “24 Hours of Le Mans.” He pointed out that he is a reserve driver for McLaren Honda in 2017 and that it would be the easiest for him to be part of series where Honda participates.
– No, I don’t have to be tied with Honda, but it’s the easiest thing to do. Surely they would not want me to drive for a direct rival to the company, it is understandable. I will not drive “24 Hours of Le Mans” for example. I have no chance to win it, but I hope that I will have chance in the future. I could ride in the “1000 kilometers of Suzuka” in Super GT, it will be good if I manage to do it, but logistics is needed for that, – said Button for “Autosport.”
The English driver became a world champion with Brawn in 2009, but with the engine of a Mercedes. Given the fact that Mercedes has other brand ambassadors, Button remains associated with Honda.
– In addition, I could test for rally cross cars in America or any other location in the world. In fact I have to choose how I want to work next year, and how much to rest, – added Button, who has not announced a complete withdrawal, but one year break. – I’m excited about racing in the future. But it just has to be elsewhere. I competed for 17 years in one competition, I want something else. F1 represents the best sport, but sometimes you need a change.