Now, Button has revealed that he prefers the technical nuances of a hypercar, compared to an F1 car.
“An F1 car, for example, the technology is through the roof and it's the pinnacle of aerodynamics," he told the WEC's official website.
"But they’re not as technically advanced as a hypercar - an LMDh car has 38 pages explaining just what the steering wheel does! There are so many switches, you can adjust many different things for the same issue. There's a lot to learn from a drivers’ point of view.
"Obviously the driving is the same but there's so much more you can adjust within the car to help an issue that you have on track – it’s staggering the amount of stuff and it blows your mind. That takes a while to get used to.
When asked whether he still feels the excitement of getting into a racing car, the 2009 world champion proclaimed: “Yes! It's still the same as when I first drove a kart when I was eight-years-old.
"There’s just a bit more going on but it becomes second nature when you really know the systems.
"I feel that I'm not quite there yet. Driving is the bit that we all love and you still control the car with your feet, hands and your bum in terms of feeling - that hasn't changed.
"And I have to say the hypercars are the coolest looking cars ever - you know if I drew a car when I was a kid, it would have been a hypercar!”
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