2009 Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button will make his Goodwood Revival festival debut next September as part of the JD classics squad.

Button, who is contesting his rookie year in Japan’s Super GT championship with Honda this year, moved away from F1 at the end of last year having acted as third and reserve driver at McLaren last season and stepped in for Fernando Alonso at the Monaco Grand Prix when the Spaniard contested the Indianapolis 500.

The British driver has been announced as part of the JD Classics team for the Revival meeting on 7-9 September with his car yet to be officially confirmed. In previous years the squad has run a Ford GT40, a Jaguar E-type Lightweight and a Cooper T33.

Button is a familiar face at Goodwood with multiple appearances at the Festival of Speed but will mark his first appearance at the Revival after years of previous F1 clashes.

The former F1 world champion will also make his Le Mans Classic bow, which had been previously announced, with the confirmation of his dual deal with JD Classics.

“It’s an absolute pleasure for us to have Jenson racing with us twice this season,” Derek Hood, JD Classics founder, said. “I know the talented engineers working in our race shop in Maldon are some of the best in the world so Jenson will have all the technical support he needs.

“We’re proud sponsors of both Le Mans Classic and Goodwood Revival because we believe they deliver some of the best historic motorsport action on the calendar – having Jenson racing at both just goes to show why.”

 

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