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Vandoorne replaces Button at SMP Racing for Le Mans

Jenson Button has withdrawn from this year's Le Mans 24 Hours and will be replaced at the Russian LMP1 squad SMP Racing by Stoffel Vandoorne. Button, who ran with SMP in last year's edition of the endurance classic and who is also racing in Super GT in Japan this season, justified his disengagement by his desire to spend more time with his fiancée Brittny Ward in the final weeks of her pregnancy. However, Button admitted that his decision was also rooted in Toyota's current domination of the LMP1 which leaves little chances of victory to private efforts in the WEC. Leading McLaren resurgence a 'huge motivation' for Sainz "I really enjoyed driving for SMP Racing and was happy to be on...
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