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Button: This felt like the perfect moment to rejoin Williams

Williams have welcomed Jenson Button back as a senior advisor as the former world champion returns to the team that gave him his start in Formula 1.

Jenson Button believes he rejoined Williams at the perfect time after being announced as a new senior advisor on Friday. The 41-year-old will help support and develop both the race and academy drivers as the outfit looks to improve their fortunes under new owners Dorilton Capital, and he believes the timing of his return couldn't have been better. "This felt like the perfect moment to rejoin Williams, a team that they gave me so many opportunities," Button told Sky Sports F1. "When I started my career in F1 they gave me the drive, they nurtured me through that year and it really was a very special year for me. "So this feels like the right time to rejoin the team. I'm excited about working with them to help this team back to the front. I think there's a new sense of optimism, there's a lot of changes, I think a lot of positive changes for the future. Things don't change overnight, but they're on the right trajectory at the moment I think. "So I can't wait to get to Grove and spend some time with the drivers and all of the staff. I'll also be doing some stuff with them over the grumpy weekends. When I'm there, it'd be great to see the team working live and really have my input coming from the outside with the experience that I have of working with six different F1 teams in my career and 17 years of racing. It's always interesting as an outsider, if you like looking in, you see things that can be improved." When asked about whether he would make an appearance with the current Williams car, Button made it clear that won't be happening. "I'll be working with the the current drivers," Button continued. "I'll also be working with the academy drivers, but in terms of driving the current car, that's probably a no. "There are definitely some opportunities for me to drive some heritage cars, so maybe I'll get a chance to race or drive that one which would be lovely.

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