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
With some heat in the tyres, JB lifts the pace. DTM cars are silhouette racers, not so much touring wagens - despite their C-class/M3/A5 bodies - as full-on formula cars with fairly juicy downforce and oodles of mechanical grip. And the Merc feels chuffing fantastic. We only do three laps, but JB's quickly monstering the kerbs and giving it loads. He could do this all day, even on a precious weekend away from F1, and I'd rather be here than cutting my lawn.
But there's a race on in a bit, so we head to the motor-home for a chat and catch-up ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.