Jenson Button’s thirst for speed is clearly back, as now he’s agreed to join McLaren for the Monaco Grand Prix to replace Fernando Alonso.

McLaren made the announcement that their former driver would make a one-off return for the race, with Button himself also confirming it.

The 2009 World Champion and Monaco winner stepped aside at the end of 2016 to allow Stoffel Vandoorne the opportunity to race in 2017 alongside Alonso, stayed on with McLaren as a reserve driver, should Alonso finally quit McLaren, a driver gets injured/fired, or even something as crazy as this situation.

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Jenson Button celebrating his Monaco GP win in 2009.

Button does have an option to race for McLaren in 2018 should they need him. Perhaps he’ll find love for F1 again and be back full time, but we’ll have to wait and see. After all, he is driving the McLaren Honda…

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