Button open to managing fellow F1 driver

By on Monday, September 5, 2011

A new management company involving Jenson Button would consider handling the career of another formula one driver.

That is the claim of the McLaren driver's manager Richard Goddard, who has set up London-based Sports Partnership in collaboration with 31-year-old Button.

Goddard told the Gulf News that Button would have no problem being involved in the management of a fellow F1 driver.

"Absolutely," he said. "Of course Jenson wouldn't want a business relationship with a direct rival -- but he would enjoy working with a young guy, somebody who has just come into F1 or who is on the brink."

2009 world champion Button, who is likely to stay at McLaren in 2012, thinks his involvement could help the career of a fellow athlete.

"I fully understand the pressures of being a high profile international sports star and I have learned how to operate with the media and sponsors," said the Briton.

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