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Jenson Button and Craig Lowndes swap cars

Mount Panorama race circuit, yesterday, shook as 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button and five-time Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes swapped cars for a history-making run around the mountain. The world-famous Mount Panorama circuit reverberated to the sound of a different V8 when 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button and Five-time Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes swapped seats for a memorable demonstration. Button became the first driver to punt a Formula 1 car around Bathurst when he took his Vodaphone McLaren-Mercedes MP4-23 for a four lap stint (and set a new lap record), before realising a long-held dream of tackling Mount Panorama in a V8 Supercar. Having already been impressed by lapping the circuit in a Mercedes road car, Button echoed the comments of many first-time visitors to the daunting 6.21km road course: "The guys that race here are crazy- they really are. Television just doesn't do it justice!" When he took to the track in the McLaren, he posted an 'unofficial' lap of 1 minute 48 seconds and clearly wanted more of a taste. "That was phenomenal. It was such a rush...it's just a pity I don't have more laps to test it out," he said, adding that the most enjoyable section was the climb to the top of the Mountain. Conrod straight was another matter as the ultra-stiff setup of the McLaren made for a roller-coaster ride- Button noting that "it was a bit scary with it being so bumpy!" The nine-time Grand Prix winner then climbed behind the wheel of ...

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