Ex-F1 driver Jenson Button has revealed that he “almost” joined Scuderia Ferrari in 2013 and, should he have decided to move, he likely would have paired Fernando Alonso at the team.
“Every driver would love to race for Ferrari at some point,” Button said in a recent interview with Motorsport News.
“There’s just something about that team, even this year  it’s tough for them and tough for motorsport fans to see them where they are, but maybe they needed this to come back stronger.
“But I would love to have raced for Ferrari and there was a good possibility sort of eight years ago but it just didn’t materialise at the end.
“Pretty much contracts were ready to go and it almost happened, but for many different reasons it did and, to be fair, I was probably better off where I was anyway at McLaren.”
Button later left McLaren at the end of the 2016 F1 season, though he raced for the team in Formula One again in the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix which Fernando Alonso decided to miss to instead compete in the Indy 500.
Button later raced sports cars, most notably competing in and winning the Japanese Super GT series.