OCTOBER 15, 2000
Button thanks BMW-Williams team for dream debut season
Button will depart the Grove-based team after just one season and will join Benetton on a two-year loan deal.
But he is already looking forward to returning to the team, who is contracted to on a long-term deal, after his two-year stay with Benetton.
"My debut season will stay with me forever and I cannot thank the BMW-Williams season enough for the work, support and commitment that they have demonstrated all season," Button said.
"The workforce at the team has done a tremendous job on the chassis and after thirteen-year absence from Formula One, BMW's return this season has been nothing short of admirable.
"I have little doubt in the team's ability to be a frontrunner and I am looking forward to being an integral part of that success over the long term."