Button hints at full-time return to Formula 1

Johannesburg [South Africa], May 15 : Jenson Button, who is all set to take part in the Monaco Grand Prix in what he described as a one-off comeback race with McLaren-Honda, has hinted that he could make a full-time return to Formula One grid next season.

Button, who called time on his 17-season career in Abu Dhabi last November, will be back behind the wheel of a McLaren in the month of May when he replaces Fernando Alonso.

Pointing out that he still has contract with Mc Laren to race next year, the 37-year-old refused to rule out a comeback from retirement.

"I have a contract with the team to race next year so definitely I would not rule anything out," Sport24 quoted Button as saying.

The 2009 world champion also revealed that he was contacted earlier this year by two teams asking him to race for them this season.

"I had so many options to race this year it is hilarious.I am thinking of Monaco as my only race this year.

But, obviously, if I am asked again at another point in the year I am here to fill that seat," he added.

Button won 15 Grand Prix during a career which climaxed in him winning the championship with Brawn GP in 2009.

Recently, he won in his age group competition in an `Ironman in California` contest , and in doing so, he secured a spot at the world championships to be held in Tennessee later this year.

Source: ANI