2009 Formula One world champion Jenson Button will replace Fernando Alonso for the Monaco Grand Prix after the latter opted to attempt a one-off race in the Indy 500. However, Button does not feel like returning to a full season of racing. Although he is under contract until 2018, He has adopted a managerial role for 2017 with an option to race in 2018.
“Of course when the chance came to race in Monaco I was going to take it,” Button told Sky Sports F1. “I don’t want to be racing in Formula 1 for a whole season because I’ve done my time in Formula 1. I’ve loved most of my career, but it was time for me to have a break. But to come back for the Monaco Grand Prix, that is just the dream for a racing driver. “Coming in for a one-off race in Monaco, the most glamorous grand prix on the calendar, that excitement is back. It comes back when you do a one-off race.”
When Button was asked about how he was adjusting to the 2017 rules, he said that although there is a lot to learn, he feels that he still has the capability to race.