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Why Button's F1 return is confusing

Formula 1 will welcome back one of its favourite sons of the modern era when Jenson Button returns for the Monaco Grand Prix in place of Fernando Alonso. But there's an air of doubt around F1's latest driver comeback

"He could do it standing on his head, I should think," says Damon Hill when I ask him whether Jenson Button is really 'up' for his Formula 1 return.

The 2009 world champion will sub for Indy 500-bound Fernando Alonso at the Monaco Grand Prix (as you may have heard...), but the first time he will have driven the 2017 McLaren-Honda MCL32 will be in Thursday morning free practice. That's not for lack of opportunity, but a coherent choice - which seems odd to me.

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