Jenson Button confirms he will race in Petit Le Mans

Jenson Button will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut with JDC-Miller MotorSports for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
Jenson Button (GBR) Sky Sports F1 Presenter / Williams Racing Senior Advisor on the grid. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd
Jenson Button (GBR) Sky Sports F1 Presenter / Williams Racing Senior…

Button will drive alongside Mike Rockenfeller, his NASCAR Garage 56 teammate, and Tijmen van der Helm in the No. 5 Porsche 963 on October 11-14.

The 2009 F1 champion is now a part-time NASCAR Cup Series driver, and drove in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“Whilst I’m having a lot of fun cutting my teeth in the NASCAR Cup Series this year, a prototype with high downforce is definitely more in my comfort zone,” Button said. 

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“That said, the Porsche 963, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Road Atlanta are all brand new to me, so I can’t wait to tackle all three with my teammates for the weekend.

“I partnered with Rocky at Le Mans this year and he will be invaluable as he’s fantastic at car/team development. He is also incredibly quick, which always helps! I’ll also have the pleasure of working with rookie Tijmen van der Helm, who seems to really be gaining speed and confidence through the season so we should have a lot of fun.”

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