Race of Champions: Jenson Button and Alex Buncombe for Team GB
Formula 1 star and 2009 world champion Jenson Button is the latest on the list of entries for 2015 Race of Champions on November 20-21 at London’s former Olympic Stadium. Button will compete for Team GB at ROC Nations Cup together with Alex Buncombe, Nissan factory driver and 2015 Blancpain Endurance champion. The host nation will be represented with two teams, in other team is Jason Plato, while other driver is yet to be confirmed.
Jenson Button has made four previous appearances at the Race Of Champions, most recently in 2011. 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.
Button said: “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…”
ROC president Fredrik Johnsson said: “We are delighted to welcome Jenson back to the Race Of Champions in front of his home crowds later this month. He has always been a hugely entertaining performer at the event and no doubt the London fans will spur him on to even greater heights this time. Jenson definitely has some unfinished business at the Race Of Champions and I’m sure he’ll also give everything he has in the ROC Nations Cup. Of course we are only too happy to include two English teams this time in front of their home fans. Jenson and Alex will make an exciting line-up and give the crowds something big to support, while we are still working on the partner for Jason on the other ‘Team England’. Now we look forward to a welcoming a full house to cheer them all on later this month.”