London’s Daily Telegraph is claiming that Jenson Button looked into moving to the current 2010 pacesetters, Red Bull Racing, during driver ‘silly season’ in late 2009.
The reigning World Champion signed with McLaren
for a considerable sum as Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate.
With two wins to-date this season, Button’s move seems to be right so far as he leads the Drivers’ Championship standings.
The newspaper touted Button as a potential replacement for Mark Webber.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner confirmed that preliminary talks were held with Button’s management.
"We did receive an inquiry from Jenson’s management last summer but we were
not prepared to pay his salary demands, and still are, very happy with our two drivers," he added.