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Button Confirmed in Full-Season Super GT Program

Jenson Button to race full-time in Super GT next year…

Photo: McLaren

Jenson Button will make the full-time switch to sports car racing, having been confirmed in Honda’s lineup for Super GT for next year.

The 2009 Formula One world champion, who had been linked to multiple potential drives in IMSA, has elected to focus his efforts on the Japanese-based GT championship, with his plans having been announced Sunday during a Honda event at Twin Ring Motegi.

Button made his Super GT debut in August’s Suzuka 1000km in a Team Mugen-entered Honda NSX-GT, finishing 12th in the GT500 class.

Confirmation on his team or co-driver is not expected to come until early next year.

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  1. David Chaste

    December 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I wonder what he and Penske couldn’t agree on

    • Dan

      December 3, 2017 at 10:23 am


      • Brian

        December 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm

        Exactly. I think he now has the Honda Factory paying him X amount of millions for this, as he is a high profile name. Plus his history with the Brand for over 10 years…

        • NaBUru38

          December 5, 2017 at 9:43 am

          Button’s wife is Japanese.

          • NaBUru38

            December 5, 2017 at 9:44 am

            Oops, I forgot they divorced.

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