It will be Jenson Button's second Cup series debut this weekend at Chicago when NASCAR holds the first-ever Street Course race for the Cup series. In addition to being a former F1 driver, he has been involved in a number of street course events, which could be a huge advantage for him.
The race is expected to be a great one according to Button. As he mentioned, this was something the team had been preparing for for a very long time. “This is definitely a lot more edgy, so it’ll take me a few laps.
But I think while everyone is learning the track, it’s not a bad thing at all. For me, it’s defining a setup that works, and a driveable setup gives you confidence. It’s what we’re aiming to do over the two simulator days before we actually get to the track, so we’re fully prepared,” Button said.
Jenson Button: I think we can put on a great show
It is understandable that the fans, as well as the drivers, are impatient and nervous about this race, given the fact that they do not know what to expect from this kind of race.
The sequence of this race can be affected by a number of factors, but everything will be clearer to us after the finish. It seems that Button is not as anxious as some of the other drivers who have expressed concern. It is the Brit's belief that this is going to be an exciting show and a great story for all of us.
“When you look at IndyCar, which raced in Detroit, it was the tightest track that I’d ever seen. But it was a great race. So, I think we can put on a great show. I think that’s what this race is going to be about, really.
It’s going to be a big learning curve for everyone. There’s no room for error,” Jenson Button said.
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