Come race with us: Mark Webber encourages Button to come to FIA WEC

The No. 20 Porsche 919 Hybrid co-driven by Mark Webber seen during the 2014 Six Hours of Shanghai in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

The 2014-2015 Formula One silly season has been comparable to a chess game where a player is waiting a long time to make an expected move.

Once that move is made, you can kind of predict the next few:

–       Fernando Alonso confirms ride with McLaren

–       Sebastian Vettel fills Alonso’s open ride in Ferrari

–       McLaren sign Kevin Magnussen on to teammate Alonso

–       Ferrari retains Raikkonen to teammate Vettel

Although none of these moves have been confirmed, they are all rumored to be taking place soon in Formula One. The problem now … is where does that leave Jenson Button?

The Brit has outscored his teammate Kevin Magnussen by 106 to 55 points in 2014, but, at 34 years of age, the impression amongst Formula One fans is that Button’s glory days of F1 are behind him, while 22-year-old rookie Kevin Magnussen still has a lot to give.

Though McLaren could still give Magnussen the boot and keep Button on to teammate Alonso – Button’s manager Richard Goddard reported to last month that Button has been in talks with Porsche. The report suggests that Button may be making a move to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2015 – a move made by former Australian F1 racer Mark Webber at the end of the 2013 World Championship.

What does Mark Webber think of all of this?


These may be more than rumors …