Jenson looks ahead to “crazy” 24 Hours of Le Mans

Published on
08 Jun 2023
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JB will drive at the famous endurance racing event for the first time this weekend

This weekend, the world’s oldest active endurance racing event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will take place and a familiar face will be on track.
2009 Formula 1 World Champion and Williams Racing Brand Ambassador Jenson Button will drive an updated NASCAR machine alongside all-star teammates Jimmie Johnson and Mike Rockenfeller.
Back in Miami Grand Prix week, JB shared how he was feeling ahead of his first entry at the world-famous endurance race.
“There’s a crazy idea that someone had at NASCAR that we’d go to Le Mans for a 24-hour race with prototypes and GTE cars,” Jenson said.
“So I’m one of the drivers along with Jimmie Johnson who’s a really close friend and Mike Rockenfeller - ‘Rocky’ - again, a great friend.
“Jimmie has won seven NASCAR titles, Rocky has won DTM and Le Mans, then there’s myself.
“So, it’s a really cool line-up to race a NASCAR at Le Mans - it sounds crazy but it’s an updated NASCAR, it’s got a few more little downforce bits on it.
“More power, a bit lighter, but still, it’s going to look absolutely crazy driving that thing around Le Mans.
“And it’s so loud because the exhaust comes out the side, so I think it will be a fan favourite.
“We’re not racing to win, we’re racing to finish and to be competitive with the GT cars which I think we can be.”
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