While USF1 is interested in hiring Rubens Barrichello next year, the Brazilian veteran's 2008 Honda teammate Jenson Button is not as attractive a prospect to the new American team, principal Peter Windsor has admitted.

While USF1 is interested in hiring Rubens Barrichello next year, the Brazilian veteran's 2008 Honda teammate Jenson Button is not as attractive a prospect to the new American team, principal Peter Windsor has admitted.

Briton Windsor, a former F1 team manager and now well-known reporter and broadcaster, admitted last week that 36-year-old Barrichello's vast experience would be ideal for USF1 in the team's initial start-up phase.

Given the uncertainty surrounding Honda's team survival, the career of Button is similarly in doubt, but Windsor said the 29-year-old Englishman would not fit with USF1's aims.

"You can't imagine Jenson in a start-up team, driving at 100 per cent knowing that the best he's going to qualify is 14th -- which would be good for us -- and finishing maybe 10th on a good day," Windsor is quoted as saying.

"Jenson would want more than that and it would be very difficult working with somebody like that."

 

 

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