Report: Jenson Button tipped to become co-host of 'Top Gear'

BY foxsports • July 29, 2015

Jenson Button has been linked to a shock move from the F1 grid to the television presenter's chair.

The Daily Mail reports that 2009 F1 World Champion could be part of the new lineup for the popular British motoring show "Top Gear."

Earlier this year, the BBC sacked "Top Gear's" controversial presenter Jeremy Clarkson, and co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May said they would also not return.

Button's future in F1 is currently the subject of speculation, as McLaren-Honda holds a one-sided 'option' on his services for 2016. He has also been linked with a switch to Williams.

The Daily Mail claims Button is currently "in talks with the BBC about co-presenting 'Top Gear,'" which would put him alongside new host Chris Evans.

"An announcement is imminent," a source reportedly said.

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