Former Top Gear Guest and F1 Racer Slams The Grand Tour for Not Understanding

Thanks to our friends at Shifting Lanes, we learned about an interview with recently retired F1 Driver, Jenson Button and his thoughts on The Grand Tour.

For those of you who don’t remember, Jenson was a guest of Top Gear in 2009 and had a pretty good time with Jeremy Clarkson, talking about his Bugatti Veyron and how much he learned on the Top Gear track. Obviously, Button was dripping with sarcasm, but it was obvious that he definitely had thoughts on a lot of things and exuded enough confidence to go toe-to-toe with Jeremy Clarkson on his home turf.

Fast forward to 2016 and we see that Jenson definitely hasn’t lost that witty charm when asked about his thoughts on The Grand Tour. At a Michael Kors event last week, GQ got him on Facebook and asked him what his thoughts were on the show:

“I was watching it in the bar before I came here. It’s definitely bath-watching material.

I’ve seen it all before. They are driving the same cars as they do in all those car shows. It’s really good fun, but there is definitely an area that is missing with a lot of car shows I find, a niche.

Basically none of them are racing drivers, they don’t really understand… It’s all about sliding and tyre smoke isn’t it?

But personally I just think, poor car.

I love cars and they just destroy them.”

At the end of the day, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I’m not sure Jenson understands what the show is really all about. It’s not really about the cars. It’s about the adventure between three great friends who happen to love cars. Because of that, I’m not so sure he’s “seen it all before.”

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