Marcus Ericsson looks on at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Penske Entertainment/Joe Skibinski Photo)

Ericsson, Button Complete WTR Andretti Rolex 24 Lineup

2009 Formula One champion Jenson Button and 2022 Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson will complete the Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Acura ARX-06 GTP driver lineups for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. 

Ericsson will co-pilot the No. 10 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 GTP alongside Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Brendon Hartley while Button will assist Jordan Taylor, Louis Delétraz and Colton Herta in the No. 40 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 GTP.

Entering his second Rolex 24 At Daytona, Ericsson is eager to add another iconic motorsport title to his resume. Joining Andretti Global beginning with the upcoming NTT IndyCar Series season, the former Indianapolis 500 winner also has three additional wins and 16 top-five finishes in his five seasons.

The Swedish-driver previously competed at the 24-hour event in 2022, but finished sixth in the former DPi class, multiple laps down from the leader.

“I’m very excited and proud to join the WTRAndretti team for the Daytona 24-hour,” Ericsson said. “After getting a taste of the race in 2022, I have been eager to get back on the grid for this legendary race. It feels fantastic to be racing with one of the best and most successful teams in the sport! I’m already counting down the days and I’m looking forward to working with the team and my new teammates.

“It is extra special for me to be racing with Acura, HPD and HRC which I know very well from racing my entire IndyCar career with them. Bring on 2024!”

As a star on the scene in the IndyCar Series, Ericsson’s racing career also includes starts in Formula One, a Formula BMW UK Championship and Japanese Formula Three Championship.

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Jenson Button. (IMSA photo)

Fresh off his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and GTP debut at the MOTUL Petit Le Mans, Button will compete in his first Rolex 24 At Daytona of his career at the upcoming event.

The former F-1 champion most recently competed in the historic Garage 56 program at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, his second appearance at the famed 24-hour event, where he worked closely with now co-driver and teammate, Jordan Taylor.

Button’s competition with WTRAndretti in the No. 40 WTRAndretti Acura ARX-06 also marks the British driver’s return to the Honda racing family after competing under their banner in his Formula One career. 

“I am very happy to announce that I’ll be racing with Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the No. 40 Acura ARX-06 with one of my Le Mans teammates and good pal Jordan Taylor, super speedy Louis Delétraz and Colton Herta whose career in IndyCar I’ve watched with great interest,” Button said.

“I had my first taste of IMSA last month at Petit Le Mans and loved it. I couldn’t be happier to race at Daytona with such a prestigious team that has achieved so much in endurance racing and especially at Daytona.”