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24 Hours Le Mans Jenson Button exclusive club weekend

Jenson Button aims to join exclusive motorsport club by winning 24 Hours of Le Mans, becoming sixth F1 champion to do so.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's largest motorsport endurance race, is set to begin today. Among the drivers competing in this year's event is Jenson Button, the 2009 Formula 1 Drivers' Champion. Button made his Le Mans debut last year, finishing 39th driving for Hendrick Motorsport. This year, he is driving for Hertz Team Jota, qualifying 17th for the race.

If Button were to win at Le Mans, he would join an exclusive club of drivers who have tasted victory in both F1 and the endurance race. The first driver to achieve this feat was Mike Hawthorn in 1955, followed by Phil Hill in 1958 and 1961. Jochen Rindt also accomplished this, tragically passing away during the 1970 F1 season but posthumously winning the Drivers' Championship.

Graham Hill is the only driver to have won the Triple Crown of Motorsport, including the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, the Indianapolis 500, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Fernando Alonso, a two-time F1 champion, also joined this exclusive club with wins at Le Mans in 2018 and 2019.

Button is determined to add his name to this prestigious list of drivers. "There is every chance we can fight for a win at Le Mans, otherwise I wouldn't be doing it," said Button. As the race unfolds over the next 36 hours, we will see if he can achieve this remarkable accomplishment.

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