He may be one of the most experienced F1 drivers in the world, but Jenson Button got the chance to go novice for a day as he sampled the rigours of Rallycross racing with the JRM Racing team. As part of a feature being filmed with the BBC, Button got a chance to try out Lydden Hill â€“ in less than ideal weather conditions â€“ behind the wheel of a 480bhp MINI Countryman RX, which can reach 0-60mph in just over two seconds. Following in the muddy wheeltracks of his late father John, who raced a VW Beetle to second place in the 1976 British Rallycross Championship, Button admits he was startled at its power. â€œThe lights went out and I was in turn one â€“ lost and confused,â€ he said. â€œYou need some skills to drive one of these things. It's got so much power you think it's going to be easy; get to the apex full the handbrake and off you go. But it's not like that at all. â€œI can't imagine racing one of these five or six abreast going into the gravel. It's absolute madness but it's what you think of as a child â€“ the buzz, the action, the sliding. It was a mega.