Rumours linking Jenson Button to the BMW WilliamsF1 team re-emerged over the weekend, following speculation that the Brit is high on the outfit's list for 2005, following Juan Pablo Montoya's decision to join Team McLaren-Mercedes.

Although the story, and the speculation is nothing particularly new, reports by British newspaper, The Sunday Mirror suggest that BAR-Honda face an uphill task to convince the Englishman to stay with them post-2004.

Button, who made his F1 debut with Williams back in 2000, impressed this year, when he largely overshadowed 1997 F1 World Champion, and former team-mate Jacques Villeneuve.

'An F1 insider' told the tabloid newspaper: "Jenson destroyed Villeneuve, something no other team-mate had done to him.

"Every F1 team, especially Williams, will look at him in a different light now. He'll be world champion one day.

"Williams are going to have to make a big decision, but it makes sense for them to try to take Jenson 'home'. It's up to BAR to convince Jenson he doesn't have to move to achieve his ambitions."

Williams meanwhile are also said to be seriously considering Mark Webber, who had a cracking season with Jaguar. Furthermore, with Ralf Schumacher, still yet to sign a new deal, the situation at the Grove based squad, driver-line-up wise for 2005, looks far from certain.

Button-Webber combo at Williams for 2005? That's what the current rumour-mill predicts could happen...

 

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