Formula 1 23 Sep 2005 05:32 pm

Yes, Buttongate II IS over

Over the last few days, details have been emerging about the arrangements for F1 driver Jenson Button in 2006 and beyond.

Jenson is getting what he wanted: he has been released from his contract with WilliamsF1 and will drive for BAR Honda. This isn’t Frank Williams being magnanimous, mind you. Some serious lucre is changing hands to make this deal happen. Rumours suggest that Jenson (backed by BAR Honda) is paying WilliamsF1 somewhere between GBP10 milliion and GBP20 million in compensation.

I’ve updated the Buttongate II information page (see the column on the right) with the latest comments from the various players in this saga.

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