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
Top Gear: So that was honestly your first time in a DTM car?
Jenson Button: I've never even sat in a DTM car before today. I've been watching it for years, I remember when Opel were racing in it. So I'm a massive fan. I think it's probably the best racing category after Formula One. I could have done with more laps, and I'd like to drive one at a big circuit to get some real heat into the tyres. It's certainly an experience going out on cold rubber. We set up our throttle pedals [in F1] so we know exactly what we're going to get, and this wasn't set up so the first time I touched the pedal it was... wooooh. The taxi car doesn't have as much power or downforce as the new cars, but even after just three laps, yep, I can see they would be fun.