2009 Formula 1 Champion and Current World Endurance Championship driver, Jenson Button has decided to part ways with his MSO-customised 2015 McLaren P1.
Taking to Instagram to break the news, Button revealed that due to living in America for racing commitments, he no longer gets the chance to drive his McLaren P1 — which resides in his native UK — and therefore wants to pass it on, having enjoyed one “final blast up to Silverstone for WEC” in August 2018.
Given that Button’s Mclaren P1 has just 551 miles (882km) on the clock, we’re assuming that it was a very brief run up to Silverstone. Or perhaps like his former F1 counterpart Lewis Hamilton, Button chooses to have his cars towed home on a trailer when he’s had enough of them for the day, so as not run up the mileage.
Other than its owner, this McLaren P1 also has a few other touches that makes it even more unique. It’s been painted in McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Grauschwartz Grey, and has been fitted with a “Track Mode 2” option, which puts the P1’s drivetrain into track mode without dropping the suspension to its track-only ride height — a mischievous option which would have allowed Button to enjoy the full potential of the P1 on public roads.
Button’s P1 also includes lightweight forged wheel’s, yellow brake calipers, contrast yellow stitching and a Meridan sound system.
In case your pockets are deep enough to warrant the question. Button is asking £1,600,000 for his McLaren P1.