Button saga rumbles on

A date has yet to be established for the FIA-recognised Contracts Recognition Board (CRB) to rule on whether Jenson Button will drive for BAR-Honda or Williams in 2005.

Button saga rumbles on

According to this week's Autosport magazine, Williams has yet to lodge its sealed copy of Button's 2005 contract with the CRB, raising speculation that there are separate legal issues which might mean the matter is steered towards the Civil Courts.

This is despite a requirement that all signatories of the Concorde Agreement - the document which governs the sport - adhere to the decisions of the CRB in regards to resolving any issues over conflicting driver contracts.

BAR team boss David Richards remains confident that the CRB will rule in favour of the Brackley-based team and has insisted that he is not looking for a Button replacement until the matter is resolved.

"We've lodged the contract and it would be inappropriate to elaborate on any on the issues any further," Richards told Autosport magazine this week. "We've submitted ourselves to the process and that's all there is to it."

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