Button's Williams F1 return and what his new role means

22.01.2021
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Jenson Button is going back to Williams - returning to the team that gave him his F1 debut in 2000 in the role of senior advisor. It's the latest step in the masterplan of Williams's new owners that took over in 2020, and in this video Scott Mitchell explains what Button's role will involve when he gets to work with the team he twice tried to rejoin during his career as a driver.
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  • williams be an underdog

    Xihilus HepingXihilus HepingUukausi sitten
  • Jenson Button is an asset to ANY F1 team. Williams has now got what they didn't have before. And extra constructive brain across the whole formula table. He is constructable creative for car and driver. For decisions and for forward thinking. Let us just hope that personality misunderstandings are kept out of everything. If so, a light is being lit.

    Collin WadhamCollin WadhamUukausi sitten
  • what about his driver position in the Lewis Hamilton EXTREME E Racing team...

    k Ak AUukausi sitten
  • I hope he can help light a fire under Williams so they can be threat in the near future 🤔

    dubpilot1dubpilot12 kuukautta sitten
  • Button has a wealth of experience to pass on to Russell.

    sensible driversensible driver2 kuukautta sitten
  • am i the only one super excited for this? i reckon they should let JB test the car every now and then so he knows how the drivers feel

    SaltSalt2 kuukautta sitten
  • My 86 year old Nan has a driving license I think she will be ok in a Williams I mean it’s not that fast

    Bryan SargentBryan Sargent2 kuukautta sitten
  • I will love to see JB back in the grid

    Juan Carlos BerrocalJuan Carlos Berrocal2 kuukautta sitten
  • Hope williams will move forward. Though I like every team an independent one is the best just like red bull.

    JK VisionsJK Visions2 kuukautta sitten
  • Currently, the best Formula Engine is from Honda.

    Shamim HuqShamim Huq2 kuukautta sitten
  • Great News! Good luck with it all Williams. Not making major decisions....Hell Yeah!....let some else get sacked.....LOL!

    Jim SJim S2 kuukautta sitten
  • All the best with it JB !!

    Jason rushtonJason rushton2 kuukautta sitten
  • Will it make the signing of Button give them more performance, no, but it gives the team a face, something they have not had in many years.

    dgrblue 4dgrblue 42 kuukautta sitten
  • The man won a grand prix with 4 pit stops, he can pull off the impossible

    Xboxplaya1988Xboxplaya19882 kuukautta sitten
  • Speak up Scott, you’re whispering a bit! 😂

    Ian HowlettIan Howlett2 kuukautta sitten
  • 5:12 Questions regarding Honda’s commitment to F1. Nothing changes, then.

    Ian HowlettIan Howlett2 kuukautta sitten
  • 90 secs of content padded out to 6 mins. So close to unsubscribe.

    APAP2 kuukautta sitten
  • Aww ! I want Jenson to drive - and become world 🌎 champion again !! Now that would be cool 😎 ??!!

    Riki NewtonRiki Newton2 kuukautta sitten
  • Cool, so when Russel gets sign by Mercedes to replace Hamilton he can drive as well 😅

    Pavel 49Pavel 492 kuukautta sitten
  • Mercedes - Brawn. Brawn - Button. Button - Williams. Williams - Mercedes.

    MisterKMisterK2 kuukautta sitten
  • omg the black/grey mclaren at 2:44 gives me so much nostalgiaaaaaa (considering im14 lol)

    Aaditya KalwaniAaditya Kalwani2 kuukautta sitten
  • Maybe we could just look at what Niki Lauda did for Mercedes... A non executive position that helped a lot!!!

    Klauss Salles FrazaoKlauss Salles Frazao2 kuukautta sitten
  • Aarava must be happy.

    Zen OkadaZen Okada2 kuukautta sitten
  • So basically its a PR stunt.

    Michael FayneMichael Fayne2 kuukautta sitten
  • Jenson is a sort of a Legend and hamiltons championships dont eaual him

    Alone1amAlone1am2 kuukautta sitten
  • the race videos get more unstructured with every video

    JLM PCJLM PC2 kuukautta sitten
  • Williams must surely be desperate. Button has nothing to offer.

    Martin BraniganMartin Branigan2 kuukautta sitten
  • Fingers crossed that good comes from it, I would dearly love to see Williams further up the grid.

    John MooreJohn Moore2 kuukautta sitten
  • I bet a bunch of bootcut jean and brown leather shoe wearing Williams fans are moist at this news.

    NB 1294NB 12942 kuukautta sitten
  • f1 advice - spend more money

    Annihilation MaximizationAnnihilation Maximization2 kuukautta sitten
  • Im Janson's biggest fan but he isn't a huge name, more a nice name. I don't see it making that much difference to the team progress, but certainly better communication than the last turgid lot

    GranjaciaGranjacia2 kuukautta sitten
  • You know, with the halo, and safety, and technology, and brands..... Just go sportscar instead.

    Yeetin BoomerYeetin Boomer2 kuukautta sitten
  • Means he's 3 grit penalty is still there

    Alvin ChingAlvin Ching2 kuukautta sitten
  • Just some great overall moves by Williams !!!!

    Jack VaughanJack Vaughan2 kuukautta sitten
  • “Button’s not returning as a driver” Well that’s my 2021 ruined now, cheers guys

    TimmyTheSnailTimmyTheSnail2 kuukautta sitten
  • For F's same what's different? Does he know some blokes on the outer that could do a better job?

    Icon IconIcon Icon2 kuukautta sitten
  • Button is a likeable guy!!

    bonosbonesbonosbones2 kuukautta sitten
  • Best news ever. Love this guy.

    Dawit GetachewDawit Getachew2 kuukautta sitten
  • Oh dear, Jensen whipping a dead horse but grabbing some cash on the way through.

    Cam FCam F2 kuukautta sitten
  • Does this mean that he will stop posting pictures of his wife in her underwear on Instagram?

    Jeremiah BachmannJeremiah Bachmann2 kuukautta sitten
  • Not a Commander's role, looks more like a Sergent-Major role; Experienced man dealing with the discipline and morale of his troops.

    Cédric CoulombeCédric Coulombe2 kuukautta sitten
  • Button is great. But, I don't really like Williams. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Abhimanyu KohliAbhimanyu Kohli2 kuukautta sitten
  • The James Hunt of the modern area

    Onboard CCOnboard CC2 kuukautta sitten
  • Does JB still have super license for 2021? I know for 2020 season he did. Just wondering if he does... why they don’t maybe use him for some car development too maybe even throw him in for a half day of testing?. Williams have a great engine, they’re going to have a lot of great parts and components from Merc now but they have two super inexperienced drivers with almost no car development experience. Kubica fills this role to compensate for Gio’s lack of experience at Alfa. Just saying it’s not like Williams is going to be fighting the front of the midfield right away they need a decent chassis to do so going forward why not give a few hours of testing time and include JB a bit. A half a day less of testing to help improve the car going forward especially with new regulations being developed isn’t going to say hurt Williams overall season performance or either drivers overall season ending position. If they were fighting for 3rd or best of the rest etc. they ok maybe every little thing counts but not for Williams and not yet. JB has experience in this and is good at it! Wondering if they will use him at all in that capacity or strictly have him in a suit never a race suit even to just help develop 🤷🏼‍♀️

    Amanda FerAmanda Fer2 kuukautta sitten
  • Maybe now he can lead Williams into not being dead last with no points and then everyone will be laughing at haas instead

    Jake SCOTTJake SCOTT2 kuukautta sitten
  • Can they really be called Williams anymore....

    Scotti RamageScotti Ramage2 kuukautta sitten
  • Would still love to see him go for a spin in the car

    CRA_55CRA_552 kuukautta sitten
  • I am out of touch. Didn't the Williams F1 team get sold? So is Button the ghost official of a non-existent team? Maybe I should pay more attention.

    John StantonJohn Stanton2 kuukautta sitten
  • So Russell does really great for Mercedes and then Button comes in with the experience of driving for Brawn who became Mercedes? Bottas must be getting nervous...

    Melted CameraMelted Camera2 kuukautta sitten
  • For us that followed Button from his GP2 days...this chap “prepped” F1 Championship-level cars for many years and was unceremoniously sacked, until BrawnGP Championship Year! At least he is worth 3-4 personnel! Great move WilliamsGP!!

    Elio CameyElio Camey2 kuukautta sitten
  • I'm sure Jenson has all kinds of grandiose ideas about what his "role" will be, and I'm just as sure his role will actually be just participating in photo ops and rubbing shoulders with star-struck Dorilton executives.

    chuckschillingchuckschilling2 kuukautta sitten
  • did you guys know williams is sponsored by ThE rEaL iTaLiAn CoFfEe??

    chrissdevanoツchrissdevanoツ2 kuukautta sitten
  • A former British Champion joining an ailing British team that everyone is hoping can and will do better. Whats not to like?

    Nelson ClubNelson Club2 kuukautta sitten
  • So... with everyone getting back, who's going to sign "Felipe baby"?

    gheafloringheaflorin2 kuukautta sitten
  • Sounds more like a PR position than anything. So what I'm hearing is, Williams is going to pay him to be available to answer questions now and then, but he will have no real duties or authority of any kind. Sweet. Where do I sign up? :-)

    Frank BieserFrank Bieser2 kuukautta sitten
  • I think George and Jensen will dovetail very well together. They appear to be of similar temperament, are good at feeding back information and of course Jenson has the experience of being an ex champion.

    BrocksideBrockside2 kuukautta sitten
  • It’s good to see him back with a team in some capacity. Hopefully it works out for the better. I mean Williams can only go up from here.

    Tristian ScarbroughTristian Scarbrough2 kuukautta sitten
  • I quit my work thanks to this look up on the internet for *g r e a t e a s y p a y*

    Jhon HendersonJhon Henderson2 kuukautta sitten
  • this man has some real talent, just did not have that much of a luck.

    bitkarekbitkarek2 kuukautta sitten
  • Just a PR stunt

    Maicol X777Maicol X7772 kuukautta sitten
  • No use! Todays teams are totally different!

    Maicol X777Maicol X7772 kuukautta sitten
  • Jenson button top bloke👍

    Paul JamesPaul James2 kuukautta sitten
  • room full of smart white men. no room for diversity if the idea is to win.

    Picklewiickle.Picklewiickle.2 kuukautta sitten
  • Advisory role, is the holy grail.

    Mark FreemanMark Freeman2 kuukautta sitten
  • Why? Most over-rated driver ever. His single championship fell into his lap purely because of a series of lucky circumstances. Of course the predominately English F1 fans are not going to agree with this.

    rod kayrod kay2 kuukautta sitten
  • not a real position, just like a team mascot to make the new owners connected to F1

    nvr2serious ccnvr2serious cc2 kuukautta sitten
  • Williams need a shot in the arm and to bring a driver back in an ambassadorial role is not a bad thing. Look at what Niki did for Ferrari and Mercedes.

    Paulus thewoodknomePaulus thewoodknome2 kuukautta sitten
  • Good to see a true gentleman return to our sport I am sure he will be worth every penny to the team Well done Jensen !! I still think you shouldhave been the one with the sword over the shoulder !!

    allan hughesallan hughes2 kuukautta sitten
  • sorry rick bobby now my favorite driver is back i am now williams fan

    Alok LokhandeAlok Lokhande2 kuukautta sitten
  • BUTTON FOR PRESIDENT

    Teo PolitisTeo Politis2 kuukautta sitten
  • Hopefully he can direct the team to where they need to focus their efforts. He knows what drivers want, and he knows how to get it to happen. I would assume he knows which corners need to be sought after more than others as well, after being in the sport so long. All in all, it should definitely be a help to the team. I don't expect Williams to just be in the mid-field fight in 2021, but perhaps with the new cars in 2022. His insight should help a lot.

    FIREDELL10FIREDELL102 kuukautta sitten
  • He knows how to win , something that Williams needs. However I’ll lay off the conspiracy theories as I have no idea if he is eligible for a super license

    Jon WetherellJon Wetherell2 kuukautta sitten
  • The way he went back on his second Williams contract they should’ve told him to fuck off

    Daniel BartonDaniel Barton2 kuukautta sitten
  • I think 2021 will just be a copy of 2020 Williams might be looking at 2022 with a new car and with a closer Mercedes partnership the new car might be pretty good. And i highly suspect Russell will end up at Mercedes. even though Hamilton is obviously scared of him hence why he does not want him partnering him.

    Timsalt3100Timsalt31002 kuukautta sitten
  • Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    Jamie HJamie H2 kuukautta sitten
  • Just take the pay check Jens.....😶

    YUD0NSAY 111YUD0NSAY 1112 kuukautta sitten
  • basically, is like when changing new teams in F1 2019 and there's a whole mess in that new team

    Snifey 76Snifey 762 kuukautta sitten
  • Maybe 'powers that be' would like Sir Lewis going to Williams to be replaced by George, but Sir Lewis is not quite ready for such a move? Could be a successful move all around??? Could explain the contract delay. Just thinking..... Another Malcolm

    Malcolm ShortMalcolm Short2 kuukautta sitten
  • Uh how is he relevant?

    Steve ABCDEFSteve ABCDEF2 kuukautta sitten
  • Hopefully it’s to replace George as he moves to Mercedes 🤞

    Frank the NOOBFrank the NOOB2 kuukautta sitten
  • I feel seb could do this in the future very well

    H DHILH DHIL2 kuukautta sitten
  • aaaa i was thinking he is back in seat :(((((

    king ayrtonking ayrton2 kuukautta sitten
  • Would have been much cooler if he had joined Aston Martin. He has the right image, the right nationality, and even the right initials to be an Aston ambassador.

    Jason BarlianJason Barlian2 kuukautta sitten
  • This is a HUGE power play. Someone with huge experince, brand power and his intelligence of the politics in F1 politics is HUGE another pretty solid move

    XeakpressXeakpress2 kuukautta sitten
  • Button is bringing Hamilton to Williams.

    Derik HendersonDerik Henderson2 kuukautta sitten
  • Even if Williams fight in the midfield I don’t think latifi will do well...I think he will only be in the bottom of the pack

    Muszex 18Muszex 182 kuukautta sitten
  • I think it interesting to consolidate or integrate the McLaren perspective with Williams, philosophically, and smart to have a big name in with the Williams family stepping down. Good luck to them.

    Paul TaylorPaul Taylor2 kuukautta sitten
  • I'm very cool with it.

    Bill GutierrezBill Gutierrez2 kuukautta sitten
  • Who cares

    drex315drex3152 kuukautta sitten
  • Great move for Button and Williams.

    776badnic776badnic2 kuukautta sitten
  • This is bs 🙄

    Jungle BrotherJungle Brother2 kuukautta sitten
  • Hopefully, William will be able to push the right button this time and be competitive

    alheldezczalheldezcz2 kuukautta sitten
  • Step 1. Change the color of the car and make it look good.

    Slick Six RacingSlick Six Racing2 kuukautta sitten
  • Any help is good help and they sure do need it

    Danny StubbsDanny Stubbs2 kuukautta sitten
  • Button can be to Williams what Lauda was to Merc. Give him a serious role! Glad to have you back, mate!

    Jim ElliottJim Elliott2 kuukautta sitten
  • Yenson my friend

    GeorgeF1OfficialGeorgeF1Official2 kuukautta sitten
  • I hope he wasn't the problem at McLaren.

    JackdawJackdaw2 kuukautta sitten
  • Jenson seems pretty humble as well which, in my opinion, is really crucial so this has been a great decision for Williams.

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  • I can see an improvement again this year, hopefully with a couple of points finishes.

    Atlanticway Paddle & AdventuresAtlanticway Paddle & Adventures2 kuukautta sitten
  • How much do you rekon he would get for this sort of role with Williams? Has there been similar roles in other teams before? (One comes to mind and that was Nikki)

    djrashtydjrashty2 kuukautta sitten
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