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F1 Monaco GP: Grosjean on Button’s return: He knows what he’s doing

Romain Grosjean expects Jenson Button to be on the pace immediately at Monaco as the former Formula 1 world champion prepares for a one-off comeback.
Romain Grosjean expects Jenson Button to be on the pace immediately at Monaco as the former Formula 1 world champion prepares to fill in at McLaren-Honda with Fernando Alonso racing at the Indianapolis 500.

The Haas F1 driver is keen to welcome Button back at Monte Carlo after the British drive opted for a sabbatical away from F1 in 2017. Due to his two-year contract with McLaren-Honda, Button will step in for Alonso at the Monaco race with the Spaniard taking part in his rookie Indy 500 for McLaren-Honda-Andretti.

Grosjean says he hopes Haas can take advantage of any potential gains while Button gets up to speed with the new technical regulations for 2017 but admits he doesn't expect much of an opportunity due to the British driver's experience in the sport.

“First thing he has to do is get used to the width of the car, especially in Monaco. Jenson is a great champion,” Grosjean said. “He's been world champion and he knows what he's doing. He's going to be on it pretty quickly.

“If we can take advantage of the fact that he's not got much experience in the car at the beginning, we'll use that for our own performance, but I'm sure he's going to be good straight away.”

by Haydn Cobb



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theoldgitspeaks

May 19, 2017 4:42 PM

Personally i think Grosjean is just bigging up Button's return for his own ends, Button is honouring his contract and no more. He didn't show a great deal of interest in coming back and will be off the pace and with the McLaren that means the back of the grid. The most likely scenario is that he either fails to start or gets pushed off by one of the usual culprits at the back of the grid, failing that the car will fail within a few laps.

ZEDX

May 19, 2017 5:25 PM

I like the photo (RG & Button facing each other) Looks like two boxers eyeballing each other before a prize fight! Maybe RG is indeed just making it clear he will be taking no prisoners despite his respect for Button as a WDC!



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