On Sunday, Jenson Button made his British GT debut in the Silverstone 500 Season Finale, and we talked about it.
Although the 2009 World Champion has a versatile racing background, this was his first time driving a McLaren 720S GT3 in a race like this, so being realistic he didn’t count on top spots.
As a result, the crew of the Jenson Team Rocket RJN consisting of Button and his longtime friend and business partner Chris Buncombe finished 14th, which can be considered a good result considering that 37 cars started in the race. But another crew of their team took third place. The second McLaren sports car was driven by James Baldwin, the world’s fastest gamer, and Michael O’Brien.
“It was fun! – commented Jenson after the finish. – The pressure was really high, we were very worried, because yesterday we had serious problems with the temperature of the rubber, this is what prevented us from qualifying (the Button crew showed 17th time on Saturday).
I think today we made a mistake by inflating the tires a little, because of which the rear of the car behaved very unstable. Still, we enjoyed ourselves and showed a good pace. “