Button's F1 return gets off to a mixed start at Monaco GP

MONACO (AP) Jenson Button's one-off return to Formula One racing at the Monaco Grand Prix got off to a mixed start during practice on Thursday.

There was frustration, an audacious overtaking move on former teammate Lewis Hamilton for old time's sake, and some awkward technological issues to grapple with. At least he stayed on the track, which has not always been the case for McLaren this season.

"I had a little giggle to myself that I was driving a Formula One car again," said Button, who came out of retirement just for this race. "There's a lot to come and hopefully I can sort myself out after I've been through the data."

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