23 Mar 2011

Button goes quick on Mt Panorama

6:29 am on 23 March 2011

2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button has set a new lap record for the Mount Panorama circuit in New South Wales.

Button went 18 seconds faster than the time set by Craig Lowndes in practice for last year's Bathurst 1000.

Button of course set the mark in a formula one car.

Things get decidedly more serious this weekend for Button when he takes aim at Michael Schumacher's record of three consecutive Australian Grand Prix victories in Melbourne.