Russian racing team SMP Racing is at France’s Magny Cours circuit testing both its BR1 LMP1 and new ‘superstar’ driver Jenson Button. The British driver gave France Racing his first impressions after his first stints, totalling five hours, at the wheel of the BR Engineering prototype.

Пилот команды SMP Racing Дженсон Баттон поделился своими впечатлениями после тестов прототипа BR1 во Франции

Posted by SMP Racing on Thursday, 10 May 2018

 

“I must say that the BR1 is very impressive,” said Jenson Button. “I did not expect to find so much grip in this car.

In slow turns traction is excellent. In high speed turns, it’s very impressive. 

“We are preparing for Le Mans, on a track where a fast car is needed. I am very satisfied with the five hours of testing today, and my progress at the wheel of the machine.

The first day with SMP Racing and the BR1 was very positive. I am very happy! There is a lot to think about and give to the team before the June tests. “

SMP Racing has enterd a brace of BR1 – AERs in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship, bith of which will be at Le Mans. The # 17 is currently being rebuilt after the car, in the hands of Matevos Isaakyan, took off at Raidillon exiting Eau Rouge at Spa last weekend.