Formula One World Champion Jenson Button has been talking with Porsche about leaving F1 to drive for Porsche in the FIA World Endurance Championship, according to an article by Motorsport.com.
Mark Webber – who currently drives for Porsche in the FIA WEC – trickled down from Formula One in a similar fashion last year. His debut season has seen him podium twice, though that’s still far short of many people’s expectations of the former F1 star. Still, with Porsche yet to take first in any race since its return to FIA racing, another Formula One driver may help the manufacturer’s chances appreciably.
When asked by the BBC, Button’s manager Richard Goddard stated that “McLaren aren’t sure what they’re doing and what their line-up will be. That’s pretty obvious.” He also added that Jenson Button would only consider moving to another leading Formula One team, and with Sebastien Vettel and Fernando Alonso also possibly seeing themselves displaced from their current teams, a move to the LMP1 class of WEC seems distinctly possible.