After the Super GT, rubbed shoulders with success (titled in 2018 with Honda), Jenson Button continues to have fun in Grand Touring. The 2009 Formula 1 world champion will indeed take part in his first British GT race on November 7 and 8 in the final at Silverstone in a three hour race.
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The quest for a shuttlecock was not very complicated; The Englishman will enter a second McLaren 720S in his own stable, the Jenson Team Rocket RJN, and will team up with his friend (and co-owner) Chris Buncombe in the Pro-Am class.
"I am going to taste a GT3 race for the first time and I can't wait", rejoices the 40-year-old pilot. "Jenson and I had been discussing the idea of sharing a car for a race for a while", confirms Chris Buncombe.