Jenson Button and Marcus Ericsson Will Each Co-Drive One of the Team’s Acura ARX-06 GTPs at the 2024 Season Opener
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jenson Button, the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion, and Marcus Ericsson, the 2022 Indianapolis 500 winner, were named today as the final drivers for Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport’s two Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) cars in January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Button will team with Jordan Taylor, Louis Deletraz and Colton Herta in the No. 40 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06. Ericsson will share the No. 10 Acura ARX-06 with Filipe Albuquerque, Ricky Taylor and Brendon Hartley.
“Once again, my compliments to WTRAndretti for putting together a truly impressive lineup for the pair of Acura ARX-06 entries competing at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January,” said David Salters, president and technical director of Honda Performance Development. “With the addition of Honda-powered Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson and Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button – another driver long affiliated with Honda – they’ve managed to add still more talent to an already impressive lineup. This is fantastic for all concerned at Acura, HPD, WTRAndretti and, of course, the fans.”
Button, 43, won 15 F1 races in an 18-year career, including six victories in his championship season. The Brit made his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and GTP debut in a JDC-Miller MotorSports Porsche 963 at this year’s finale, the Motul Petit Le Mans, finishing fifth.
Button also was part of the historic Garage 56 program at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, where he worked closely with now co-driver and teammate Jordan Taylor.
“I had my first taste of IMSA last month at Petit Le Mans and loved it,” Button said. “I couldn’t be happier to race at Daytona with such a prestigious team that has achieved so much in endurance racing and especially at Daytona.”
Ericsson, 33, drove five seasons in F1 before joining the IndyCar Series in 2019. He won four races in the past three seasons for Chip Ganassi Racing, including the 2022 Indy 500. He signed to join Andretti Autosport in 2024.
Ericsson also has one WeatherTech Championship race under his belt. In 2022, he drove one of the Ganassi-prepared Cadillacs in the former Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class that finished sixth in class and 12th overall at the Rolex 24.
“I’m very excited and proud to join the WTRAndretti team for the Daytona 24 Hour,” Ericsson said. “After getting a taste of the race in 2022, I have been eager to get back on the grid for this legendary race. It feels fantastic to be racing with one of the best and most successful teams in the sport! I’m already counting down the days and I’m looking forward to working with the team and my new teammates.”