Jenson Button to defend Super GT title with Honda in 2019

Baku, January 11, AZERTAC

One-time Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button will remain in Super GT in 2019 to defend his drivers' crown, Honda officially confirmed at the Tokyo Auto Salon on Friday, according to Autosport.

Button will again pair up with established Japanese racing star Naoki Yamamoto at Team Kunimitsu after the duo successfully defeated TOM'S drivers Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa to clinch the 2018 GT500 title.

Super GT will become Button's primary racing programme in 2019, with the Englishman having decided to scale back his commitments in the World Endurance Championship.

As of now, the 38-year-old is only scheduled to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours with SMP Racing's LMP1 team this year, with no certainty about him remaining in the WEC for its 2019-20 season.

Button will also attend a number of F1 races in 2019 as a TV pundit for Sky Sports after announcing an expanded role with the pay TV giant in November.

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