Even though Jenson Button still stands by his decision to walk away from Formula 1 where he drives for McLaren’s Honda Formula 1 team, he believes that his retirement decision was one that was taken too early into the season.
The decision which the 2009 World Champion had taken in August has been identified as one of the top reasons that had affected his mindset negatively for the rest of the season.
And though he did not look at it from that point of angle at the time, Jenson has noted that he should have left the decision till later in the year so as to allow him focus more on the final races of 2016.
Button while speaking to Motorsport.com in Abu Dhabi on Motorsport.com.
“I still feel August is quite early, personally,”
“I think when a driver decides he is going to leave or retire from that sport, I think you should try and do it as late as possible.
“I think I did it way too early. I think the mindset definitely changes which is a shame, I didn’t think it would but it definitely does.”
He however has stated that even though he feels that the timing was wrong, he stands by his decision to walk away and also sees it as a decision he had made correctly.
Jenson also talked about the Grand Prix and sees it as a big race for him, one which he is excited to participate in and is ready to give his all to, just like he does in every Grand Prix.
On Sunday, Jenson will step into his MP4-31 for the final time for the Grand Prix and he hopes to have a great race. He would be replaced by StoffelVandoorne who will be riding alongside Fernando Alonso.