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Jenson Button Joins Wayne Taylor Racing’s IMSA Force for 2024 Season

Former Formula 1 champion Jenson Button is set to join forces with Jordan Taylor, Louis Deletraz, and Colton Herta, steering the #40 Acura ARX-06 GTP as the formidable four-time Daytona 24 Hours winning team gears up to field two cars in the upcoming 2024 IMSA SportsCar Championship season.

This venture marks Button’s second foray into IMSA, following his debut at Petit Le Mans with JDC-Miller Motorsports’ Porsche 963.

Ericsson, fresh off his triumph at the 2022 Indianapolis 500 and now an Andretti IndyCar recruit, completes the roster for the team’s existing #10 entry, alongside Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, and Brendon Hartley.

Despite his relative newness to IMSA, Button boasts prior appearances in the Le Mans 24 Hours, notably racing the Hendrick Motorsports-prepared Chevrolet Camaro Garage 56 entry last year. Collaborating closely with Jordan Taylor, he gained valuable experience within a supporting capacity.

Reflecting on his IMSA debut, Button remarked, “I had my first taste of IMSA last month at Petit Le Mans and loved it. I couldn’t be happier to race at Daytona with such a prestigious team that has achieved so much in endurance racing and especially at Daytona.”

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Ericsson, embarking on his second Daytona start, expressed eagerness for the iconic race, stating, “After getting a taste of the race in 2022, I have been eager to get back on the grid for this legendary race. It feels fantastic to be racing with one of the best and most successful teams in the sport!”

The renowned Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) previously secured Daytona triumphs in 2017, 2019, 2020, and post-transition to Acura machinery in 2021. Taylor praised Ericsson as the perfect fit for their team’s ethos and expressed delight over Button’s inclusion after years of discussions.

In a testament to their anticipation, WTR Andretti expands into the GTD ranks by fielding a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 for Super Trofeo North America champions Danny Formal and Kyle Marcelli.

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Our Reader’s Queries

What does Jenson Button do now?

Button has returned to Williams Racing as Senior Advisor on a multi-year deal, two decades after his first stint with the team. He will be working closely with the race and Williams Academy drivers both on-track and at the team’s headquarters. Additionally, he will be representing the team in ambassadorial duties.

How many F1 championships did Jenson Button win?

Jenson Button had a successful career in the Formula One World Championship, winning one championship in 2009 and achieving 15 wins and 50 podiums throughout his time in the sport. He accumulated a total of 1235 career points.

When did Jenson Button leave F1?

Jenson Alexander Lyons Button, or JB, is a renowned racing driver hailing from Frome, Somerset, England. He participated in Formula One from 2000 to 2016, and even did one race in 2017. JB is best known for his impressive win as the 2009 Formula One World Champion, driving for Brawn GP.

Where is Jenson Button living now?

Button, residing in California by the ocean with his wife Brittny and two young children, Hendrix and Lenny, has developed a passion for cycling in the mountains. This hobby was acquired during his stay in Monaco for a few years. Although he occasionally cycles with friends, he prefers to ride solo.

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