2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button has been confirmed to be competing at the Race Of Champions in London’s former Olympic Stadium this month.
The Briton has made four previous appearances at the Race Of Champions most recently in 2011. “I can’t wait to be back at the Race Of Champions again,” said Button. “Especially to be racing at home at London’s former Olympic Stadium. It is always a very special event with a good atmosphere.”
He has a strong record at ROC, in 2009 he reached the semi-finals of the individual Race Of Champions and the ROC Nations Cup final for Team GB in partnership with Andy Priaulx.
Drivers competing at ROC 2015 include Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa, Petter Solberg, Nelson Piquet Jr, Susie Wolff, David Coulthard and Jorge Lorenzo. This mighty list of driving talent will now include Button, who will be racing for one of two separate teams representing the home nation England in the ROC Nations Cup. He will partner his friend Alex Buncombe, the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series Champion, on one of the English teams.
“You’re racing against guys from your own series plus others from all over the world. We get to meet friends old and new from the different forms of motor sport so we enjoy our time both on and off the track.
“It’s always a lot of fun but everyone wants to put on a good show for the fans – and of course we only pretend to be taking it easy before giving it everything when we’re sitting in the car on the line.
“Now all I can do is urge any race fans out there to get themselves to the former Olympic Stadium later this month to give us a cheer”