After his Formula One debut on the famous Monte Carlo circuit, Jenson Button will also be a guest driver at the Suzuka 1000km race as part of the Super GT series.
Button GP’s participation in Monte Carlo could have been better – the world champion ended his race with a crash in an overtaking attempt to Pascal Wehrlein.
Button has been handed a three-place grid penalty for his next F1 race this season for causing the collision by the race Stewards – Tim Mayer, Derek Warwick, José Abed and Eric Barrabino. It is unlikely that it will be served given the 2009 world champion has insisted Monaco was his last race.
The inglorious end did not stop Button from looking beyond his first and presumably last GP this year. Already he’s planning to participate in the Super GT series at the 1000 km of Suzuka on August 27th. This is confirmed by team Mugen, for whom the GP star will race in the Honda NSX GT alongside Hideki Mutoh and Daisuke Nakajima.
“I talked to Honda and was offered to drive the 1000 km from Suzuka. Of course, I will give everything to bring the team Mugen the victory. I’m really looking forward to going out in front of my Japanese fans, “ confirmed Button today.