Having retired from from Formula 1 at the end of 2016, it was a pleasant surprise to everyone when Jenson Button and McLaren announced that they will be competing together in the sport for one last time at the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix. Jenson first drove in F1 for the Williams F1 team in the year 2000. The driver’s return to a sport and a team that he used to race for was received very well received by the fans.
Fernando Alonso who drove for the McLaren F1 team back in the days was also bound to take part in the Indianapolis 500 race which subsequently clashed with the Monaco Grand Prix. As a result, the team called upon Jenson Button to replace the two time world champion for a one off race in the principality of Monaco. Fernando has chosen to opt out of the grand prix to take part in his first ever Indycar race.
Jenson and Fernando were teammates for the 2015 and 2016 season. Alonso went on to qualify 5th for the Indy500 and did not forget to thank his fellow ex teammate and driver replacement. In a hilarious radio message exchange, here is what Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso said to each other as the British driver sat behind the wheel of the Spaniard’s car.
“I am going to pee in your seat,” Jenson Button responds to Fernando Alonso’s radio message
Here is how the conversation went on between the pair. “Hi Jenson, I just want to wish you good luck, it was a great drive in qualifying and look after my car,” asked Fernando Alonso.
“Ah hi Fernando, that’s great. I am going to pee in your seat,” Jenson Button replied to the Spaniard as both went on to do their own thing having racing in different sports in different parts of the world.
The race however was kind of a flop for Button as he had to start from the pitlane as Stoffel Vandoorne had to use Jenson’s floor to repair his one. Even after starting from the pitlane, the Brit drove very well until a collision with Pascal meant that it was the end of the race for both the drivers. Fortunately no one was hurt seriously in that bizarre incident.