Button also dreamed of Ferrari, and was even approached once
Jenson Button, the 2009 world champion, revealed that he was close to joining his dream team, Ferrari, towards the end of his career, but negotiations collapsed with the departure of Stefano Domenicali, who was managing the team at the time.
During his long seventeen-year career in Formula 1, Button competed with such famous teams as Williams, Renault, Honda and McLaren, but won the world championship with Brawn GP, which was built on the “ruins” of Honda and operated for only one season. Of course, only this story made his success memorable and ensured that his name would go down in the F1 history book.
As far as Formula 1 teams are concerned, in a statement he made to Gazzetta Dello Sport, only one of the three teams with the most history has been excluded from his career, Ferrari, which most drivers consider to be a kind of dream team.
Button has indicated that he also views the Reds in the same way, and in the first half of 2010 came close to signing with them. However, the change of leadership put an end to the negotiations. “I’ve always wanted to race a Ferrari. I really wanted it and got really close to itsaid the British.
“When Domenicali was there, we talked a lot about him. We had already received several points of the contract, but then he left and the deal was over. It’s a waste. It would have been exciting. Every driver loves to drive a Ferrari at some point in their career. It’s a dream.” highlighted.
As for the team’s present, Ferrari has just undergone a leadership change in 2023 as well: the outgoing Mattia Binotto has been replaced by Frédéric Vasseur, who arrived from Alfa Romeo. Button believes the switch was mainly due to tactical errors in 2022.They had a tough year last year despite having a good car. They messed up their tactics and made mistakes that cost them a lot of points. They had a good chance to fight for the title, but it didn’t work out” – Tell.
“More of these problems seem to have been fixed for this year, but their car just doesn’t look competitive enough. It looks good one lap, but then the settings don’t add up in the race. Everyone wants to see Ferrari fight at the front of the field, no. It matters whether he is Italian or not.” He finished his thought.