After a jensational Belgian GP – overtaking enough cars to claim 3rd and finish a difficult weekend on the podium, Jenson Button didn’t waste anytime getting back into a McLaren as he spent Bank Holiday Monday lighting up his tyres on the streets of Manchester.

It was yet another superb Vodafone event, with thousands of people turning out to see the ’09 Champ thrash a McLaren car about.

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He also participated in a lengthy Q&A in the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Fanzone, which housed a go-kart track, F1 simulator and exhibition of McLaren memorabilia.

Here are some photos from the event (courtesy of McLaren Media)