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Jenson Button

Name: Jenson Button
Place of birth: Frome, Somerset
Date of birth: 19 january 1980 (42 yr)
Nationality: GB Great Britain
Length: 182 cm
Weight: 70 kg

Statistics

309 races
50 podiums
15 wins
Debut: 2000 Australian Grand Prix
Last race: 2017 Monaco Grand Prix

World Championships


2009

Biography of Jenson Button

Jenson Button enjoyed late success in a career that spanned 17 F1 seasons.

The British driver began with Williams in 2000 and after spells with Benetton and Renault, a first podium would come at the 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix as part of the BAR set-up.

Button would have to wait until Hungary in 2006 to win his first race in F1 after a storming drive from 14th in the 113th race start of his career.

When Honda pulled out of F1 at the end of 2008, Button's future in the sport looked uncertain given the lateness of the decision by the Japanese manufacturer. Ross Brawn bought the team, now called Brawn GP, and incredibly the team hit the ground running in 2009.

Button won six of the first seven races and despite not winning any other race that season, he was able to fend off Sebastian Vettel to secure his only world championship triumph.

A move to McLaren was his reward and a chance to battle Lewis Hamilton. Second in the championship in 2011 vindicated the team for its decision to draft Button in, with the Briton remaining with the team for the rest of his career.

The last of his 15 wins arrived in the 2012 season-finale in Brazil, with his final podium came in Australia 2014 before McLaren hit a slump.

Retiring in 2016, Button filled in for Fernando Alonso at the Monaco Grand Prix whilst his former team-mate contested the Indianapolis 500.

Button is now a senior advisor for his first team, Williams, as well as performing a punditry role for Sky Sports F1.

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