Jenson Button has largely been seen by F1 audiences recently as a presenter after he retired from the sport a few years back, but he will make a racing return soon.
The former world champion will line up with NASCAR winner Jimmie Johnson while competing at this year’s La Mans 24-hour race.
They will link up with 2010 Le Lans recipient Mike Rockenfeller at Garage 56 in a line-up that consists a make a trio of champions.
Speaking about his return, Button explained why the project appealed to him.
“I’m super thrilled – it’s been at the top of my bucket list to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans someday,” he said.
“To have this opportunity come – and to partner with everybody and this driver lineup – is a truly incredible opportunity and one that I am thankful to be a part of.”
Button didn’t competely quit racing after retiring from Formula 1 in 2017.
The former Benetton driver even won the Super GT500 championship in 2018.
“As a lifelong racing fan, I have always dreamed of racing certain cars, with and against certain drivers and competing in certain events,” he said.
“In June, a number of those dreams will come true in one event when I get to bring NASCAR to the world stage alongside my pals Jimmie and ‘Rocky’ for the 100th anniversary of the most prestigious race in the world.
“I’m really looking forward to sharing this journey with NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet and Goodyear, and current and future NASCAR fans from around the world.”
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