It appears that McLaren's Jenson Button does not have his sights on joining Mark Webber in racing at Le Mans once his Formula One days are behind him.
Talking to Autosport, the Briton said "Le Mans never really ticked the boxes for me, You are racing with cars that are so much slower, in different categories, and dodging cars throughout the whole race is not something that I have ever got that excited about."
Button went on to add: "Maybe I will when I drive one of them and drive at Le Mans, because I'd love to drive around the Le Mans circuit in a sportscar, but it's just
having different categories racing together that I am not keen on".
Button, who has 15 race wins to his name and 49 podiums, does not plan on retiring in the near future as he prepares for 2014 and a chance of a second drivers championship. He will partner rookie teammate Kevin Magnussen as McLaren go in search of their first constructors championship since 1998.
With the team having a real chance to build for the future with a good package and a line up that combines both youth and experience with Button and the highly rated Magnussen, the former Brawn driver is looking forward to things getting underway at the end of this month.
The 33-year-old told Autosport in a different interview that he thinks the first test in Jerez will be 'hilarious' due to the conditions not matching the tyres optimum working range and the wrath of regulation changes. Button went on to add that he believes next year will be very different.
"It is a very different way of driving and you have to forget a lot you have learned over the years in terms of the driveability of a racing car, the engine, the power output of a racing car and the way you put the power down," he said.
If McLaren are able to build a good car this season they will have the foundations in place to mount a championship charge for years to come.
Not only is 2014 a massive change for the team but further changes are to come in 2015 for the Woking based outfit with the introduction of Honda to the fold as an engine supplier in an attempt to relive the glory days of the McLaren Honda partnership that was so dominant in the late 1980's.
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