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Magazine: Jenson Button on life after F1

Jenson Button talks about his desire to continue racing and why he has become a team boss in this week's Autosport magazine, out today (12 November)

Magazine: Jenson Button on life after F1

In an exclusive Autosport interview, the 2009 world champion explains his motivation to take on so many different challenges, including the Le Mans 24 Hours and Super GT, since he retired from Formula 1.

Now 40, Button argues that driving modern grand prix cars does not prepare drivers for some other categories, while he points out that he is more involved with the Jenson Team Rocket RJN GT team than many might think.

Button was part of the big event on the UK national scene last weekend as the British GT Championship reached its climax at Silverstone. James Newbold was there to explain how ex-British Touring Car racer Rob Collard and Sandy Mitchell won a hard-fought contest to take the crown in their Barwell Motorsport-run Lamborghini.

We also look ahead by speaking to the five drivers who could take the 2020 BTCC title at Brands Hatch this weekend. Four-time champion Colin Turkington leads the ever-combative Ash Sutton by nine points, but Dan Cammish, Tom Ingram and Rory Butcher are also in the mix.

BTCC correspondent Marcus Simmons asked all five about their chances and approaches for the showdown, with some surprisingly varied results. A full report on the inevitable fireworks will appear in the next issue (19 November).

Elsewhere in this week's magazine we try the new Extreme E ODYSSEY 21 machine, set to start competing next year, and report from the title-deciding DTM and NASCAR Cup finales.

Those who like cars with more power than grip should also enjoy our Thundersaloons retrospective, 35 years after the outrageous tin-top series began.

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Autosport's 70th anniversary celebration will be out on 19 November, featuring interviews with some of the greatest names in motorsport - including Lewis Hamilton, Sebastien Loeb and Roger Penske - and telling the stories of some of the most spectacular machines.

To pre-order your copy of the 196-page standalone special, which will be sent free for current magazine subscribers, please go to: autosport.com/autosport70th

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