Formula 1 He’s predicting a positive return
Jenson Button is someone who knows Fernando Alonso well, having both driven for McLaren in the past, and he’s excited to see the Spaniard’s comeback.
Button believes that Alonso has grown a lot in recent years and he’s confident that his return will only be a good thing for Formula 1.
“I think it’s great,” Button told Planet F1.
“He’s a real personality and I think he has probably learned to be a little bit humbler over the last few years.
“I think you will see a really strong and well-mannered Fernando Alonso. It’s really good for the sport, really good for him and he seems to be working really hard on fitness, which is great.
“He’s going to need to be as he’s not a young spring chicken anymore.”
Button is also sure that Renault did well to replace Daniel Ricciardo with Alonso.
“It’s also good for Renault, a team he has won two world championships with, and to come back with them,” Button said.
“Fernando has some big shoes to fill as Daniel Ricciardo was extremely good and nothing fazes him.
“It’s going to be great fun to see Daniel at McLaren alongside Lando [Norris].
“But yes, it’s great to see Fernando back on the grid.”