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Button thrilled with McLaren-Honda deal
Thursday 16th May 2013, 11:50 by TF1T Staff
Jenson Button has welcomed Honda's return to Formula 1 as an engine supplier to McLaren, starting in 2015.
Button has a wealth of experience working with the Japanese company between 2006 and 2008 as a works driver for the Honda F1 team.
He is thrilled to see his former employer back in F1, particularly in partnership with his current team, McLaren.
"McLaren-Honda: I know how much passion, success and pride are encapsulated within just those two words," he said. "And that's why I’m so thrilled and excited about what’s not only a fantastic opportunity for the team, but also a great development for Formula 1 fans and the sport as a whole.
"I grew up watching McLaren-Honda Formula 1 cars racing and winning around the world – they wrote their own glorious chapter of Formula 1 history, in fact. Even now, picturing those unmistakable red-and-white cars evokes vivid memories of some of the most dramatic and exciting motor racing the world has ever seen."
He has no doubt they will relish the new challenge.
"The challenge set by Formula 1’s new technical regulations provides Honda with the perfect opportunity to return to the pinnacle of motorsport. Honda is one of the most experienced and accomplished builders of turbocharged engines anywhere in the world, has always treated Formula 1 as a platform for world-beating technical innovation, and will surely relish the opportunity once again to showcase on a global sporting stage its engine technicians’ unparalleled engineering prowess."
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