On 9 May, Jenson Button tried out the SMP Racing BR1 - AER he is to drive at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 16–June with Vitaly Petrov, also an ex-Formula One driver, and Mikhail Aleshin.
Button wasn’t sure what to expect from the car first time out. All he knew was that LMP1 prototypes are very different to Formula One cars or to the GT he is used to driving in the Japanese Super GT championship. The Briton’s broad smile after the five-hour test spoke for itself! Watch his first few laps in his new mean machine and listen to what he has to say about it!
Video: YouTube - Jenson Button TV