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Button Considering Switch to FIA WEC

Report: F1 star Jenson Button considering switch to FIA WEC



Jenson Button could be the next Formula One star to join the FIA World Endurance Championship, as the Briton continues to weigh his options for 2015.

The 34-year-old is awaiting word on whether he’ll return to McLaren next year,  amid talks of Fernando Alonso joining the team in place of either Button or F1 rookie Kevin Magnussen.

BBC reports that Button could turn to the FIA WEC instead, following in the footsteps of Mark Webber, who made the switch to the growing sports car championship this year.

McLaren is the only big team in F1 that has yet to secure its driver lineup for next year.

“Jenson is still focused on F1 but would only want to be in one of the top teams. So we’re always open to talking to anyone,” Button’s manager Richard Goddard told

“The World Endurance Championship is a formidable series that is gaining strength and Mark going there has added a lot to it.

“It is a very credible race series to compete in.

“Jenson is an incredibly competitive racing driver who wants to race. He’s too good to sit at the back of the F1 grid. So he either gets a competitive car in F1 or he goes to get one elsewhere.”

According to the report, Button has already had talks with Porsche, which is known to be evaluating a potential third car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year.

The German manufacturer has yet to finalize its full-season lineup for 2015.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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