will compete for in the World Endurance Championship.

the 2009 Formula 1 Formula 1, the British pilot Jenson Button will contest the WEC super season with the Russian SMP Racing team partnering Vitaly Petrov and Mikhail Aleshin starting at the 24-hours of Le Mans on June 16-17, 2018.

“I am pleased to welcome Jenson Button as part of our team,” said the founder and head of the SMP Racing program Boris Rothenberg.


“This is an outstanding world-class pilot, world champion of Formula 1. He will perform in the crew with our strongest pilots, Mikhail Aleshin and Vitaly Petrov”.


“This car was built by the best specialists of the Russian company BR Engineering and the Dallara concern, using the latest technology of world motorsport. We are all confident that the crew will be very strong and will be worthy of competition to rivals from around the world. “


“I’m happy to be part of the SMP Racing team at the World Endurance Championship,” said Button.


“I know Vitaly well on his performance in Formula 1, and Michael on his success in IndyCar. I think that with them two and the experience that we have accumulated in different racing series, as well as with the fantastic experience of the team in the endurance race, we will have an excellent chance to fight in the forefront and claim victory”.