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Gentlemen, start your engines… on O’Connell St: Jenson Button set for Dublin spin

Button will line out on the docklands grid, as part of the Bavaria City Racing Dublin event, which takes place next June.

Button, left, on the streets on Monte Carlo last May.
Button, left, on the streets on Monte Carlo last May.
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SOMEONE TELL AA Roadwatch… there’s a Formula One car on the quays.

Jenson Button is set to experience the Dublin traffic next summer. The Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes driver will take his F1 car on a spin around the capital’s streets as part of a motorsport event in the city.

Button will line out on the docklands grid, as part of the Bavaria City Racing Dublin event, which takes place on Sunday, 3 June, next year.

Organisers say the track begins at the Convention Centre, continues along Customs House Quay before crossing Butt Bridge, chicanes at D’Olier Street, past College Green and the Central Bank on Dame Street before reaching the chequered flag on O’Connell Bridge.

Former F1 team owener, Eddie Jordan, who is involved in the event said: “I’m hugely excited about Bavaria City Racing Dublin, this is something spectacular, something you’ve never witnessed before and I for one can’t wait.”

Bavaria City Racing Dublin is a free public event and organisers say they expect 150,000 to line the streets.

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