Button’s warning to F1’s teenagers

Jenson Button has warned that entering Formula One too early can “kill a career” for a young driver.

Just days after Toro Rosso announced that 19-year-old Russian driver Daniil Kvyat would replace Daniel Ricciardo next season, Button has spoken of his own start in Formula One.

The McLaren driver was a mere 20-year-old when he entered Formula One with Williams and looking back admits that if he could have waited a year or two he would have.

“For me when I arrived in 2000, I was nowhere near ready for Formula 1. I had to take the opportunity – I had to – because you never know if it’ll come again,” Button said.

“So you’re in a very click here for more