JANUARY 31, 2000
Button signs for Williams
Team boss Sir Frank Williams admitted that signing Button was "a large gamble" but added that the team had "seen enough of him to know we won't be wasting our time. Given that what he has done already in the car is truly exceptional, it is probable that he will continue to get much better."
Williams added that Button's disadvantage is that he does not know the tracks and will need to do a lot of testing to build up his experience. "If he can get some points that would be the first step," Williams added. "That would be a big achievement."
Williams also announced its expected sponsorship deal with Compaq.