Button enters WEC with SMP Racing
2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button has been announced as the latest driver to take on the challenge of the FIA WEC. The British driver will race for the full Super Season (except Spa 2018) for SMP Racing in the LMP1 category alongside russian drivers Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov.
Button – who will fight against a strong field which includes the other F1 World Champion, Fernando Alonso – will make his debut in the BR Engineering BR1-AER at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and will combine his WEC commitments with the Super GT Series in Japan. The second round of Super GT clashes with the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
Although he took part in the 1999 Spa 24 Hours, this will be the first season of endurance racing for the British driver.