A Sunday DTM drive with Jenson Button
Jason Barlow straps himself in to talk German racers and the F1 season so far with the other ‘JB’
Posted: 23 May 2012
He's not wrong. With a prod of the starter button and a clunk into first, JB boots it out of the pit-lane sideways and sets about wrestling the Merc round the short Brands circuit the DTM boys - and girls - will be racing on in an hour's time. Frankly, the thing feels like Bambi on an ice rink to start with, and with its famous elevation and punchy curves, Brands is keeping Jenson pretty busy at the wheel. This much I know: nobody without superhuman reflexes would have a prayer keeping it on the island on this first lap. One corner has a deceptively wide exit, and we're all over it. I would probably have ended up in one of the grandstands.