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Button gets MacLaren recall and takes Alonso's drive for Monaco


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Button gets MacLaren recall and takes Alonso's drive for Monaco

Jenson Button is to get another chance to try to win the Monaco grand prix, which he has done once before in 2009, the year he was World Champion for Brawn.

Maclaren have called the 37-year-old up as Fernando Alonso has gone off to have a dart at the Indy 500, and on the street circuit Maclaren’s useless Honda engine will be at less of a disadvantage, and Button’s driving skills at a premium.

Although the best the Briton can hope for is a battle for a points placing he is delighted to be back at a circuit that is also his home, and although it is unlikely he will make more of return than this, he is still contracted to the team until the season’s end.

Alonso has made no secret of the fact that he would one day like to emulate Graham Hill’s unique triple crown of wins at Monaco, the Indy, and the Le Mans 24-hour race.