He may have endured a lower-key outing than he’d have liked, but Jenson Button is keen to give GT3 racing another shot after his difficult debut in the British GT Championship at Silverstone.
Button shared a McLaren 720S GT3 with old friend Chris Buncombe for British GT’s showpiece three-hour Silverstone 500 event on November 8/9. Running the car under the Jenson Team Rocket RJN banner which the pair co-founded, it marked Button’s first appearance in a British championship since his Formula 3 days in 1999.
Without much testing before the weekend, the pair endured a difficult start with the car, which suffered unstable handling that was later traced to damper issues. They qualified a lowly 17th but, with the dampers changed for Sunday’s race, they did climb to 14th, with Button’s best lap being just under two seconds off the ultimate pace.