• Mar 25th 2011 at 9:58AM
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Jenson Button laps Bathurst – Click above to view video after the jump

Jenson Button
has become the first person to ever run an F1 car around Australia's legendary Mount Panorama Bathurst circuit. In an event organized by Vodafone, Button and Australian V8 Supercar driver Craig Lowndes traded laps in a 2008 McLaren MP4-23 car.

Button went out first and ran five laps of the circuit, clocking a best lap of 1:48 before coming in and giving Lowndes a turn. Lowndes' laps made him the first Australian to ever take an F1 car around Bathurst, beating Australian F1 superstar Mark Webber to the punch. Lowndes' best lap was a 1:49.

Click past the jump to see a video of Lowdes and Button's F1 laps, and some hot laps from Lowndes' Holden Commodore supercar.

[Source: YouTube via V8Supercars]

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