Wingman and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes create History at Mount Panorama, Bathurst


Ahead of defending his Australian F1 race grand prix crown, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes ace and 2009 World Champion Jenson Button wrote history today, becoming the first-ever race driver to take on Australias iconic Mount Panorama circuit in an F1 race car.

The historic event proved to be irresistible to motorsport fans, with thousands flocking to line the Mount Panorama circuit to see a Formula 1 car soar around the legendary track. Button completed five laps in the MP4-23 car, before five-times Bathurst champion, TeamVodafones Craig Lowndes, himself wrote his own new chapter in Australian motorsport history, becoming the first-ever Australian driver to pilot a Formula 1 car around the famous Mount Panorama circuit.

The pair soared as Lowndes V8 lap record was smashed by both drivers, Button clocking a staggering 1min 48sec with Lowndes just 1 second behind.