It was announced two days ago that McLaren-Honda Jenson Button will return to the Race of Champions this season, partnering Alex Buncombe in one of the English teams competing at London’s Olympic Stadium.
The 2009 World Champion, who has a total of 50 podiums and 15 race wins to his name in Formula 1, will take on some of the world’s best from all categories of motor racing.
This year’s event will be Button’s fifth appearance at the event in which his best showing was the semi-final alongside Andy Priaulx in 2009. In his interview with the media two days ago, Button stated that he is looking forward to the event and that this is year he hopes to claim the title. Button stated the following:-
‘I can’t wait to be back to the Race Of Champions again – and especially to be racing at home at London’s former Olympic Stadium. It is always a very special event with a good atmosphere. 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. I look forward to partnering Alex Buncombe in the ROC Nations Cup too.
‘Germany had an annoying habit of beating us at Wembley in 2007 and 2008 so it’s about time we made it all the way now we’ll be racing on the other side of London. 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…’