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personalia

British
19 January 1980 (41)
Bob Gerard (19 January 1914)
Red Amick (19 January 1929)
Tarso Marques (19 January 1976)
Karun Chandhok (19 January 1984)

statistics

15 (4.9%)
50 (16.2%)
8 (2.6%)
1 (5.6%)
1st
18
309
307
1235 (4 points per race avg)
16272
762 (4.7%)
8 (2.6%)
67 (21.7%)
2000 Australian Grand Prix
2017 Monaco Grand Prix

about Jenson Button

Jenson Alexander Lyons Button (born 19 January 1980) is a British racing driver currently under contract with McLaren-Honda, as a reserve driver. He won the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, driving for Brawn GP. Button announced in September 2016 that he would be giving up his seat at the end of the 2016 season but announced that he would remain at McLaren as a reserve driver and ambassador of McLaren until 2018.

Button began karting at the age of eight and achieved early success, before progressing to car racing in the British Formula Ford Championship and the British Formula 3 Championship. He first drove in Formula One with Williams for the 2000 season. The following year he switched to Benetton, which in 2002 became Renault, and then for the 2003 season he moved to BAR. In 2004 he finished 3rd in the World Drivers' Championship, with only the two Ferraris ahead of him. BAR was subsequently renamed Honda for the 2006 season, during which Button won his first Grand Prix in Hungary, after 113 races.

Following the withdrawal of Honda from the sport in December 2008, he was left without a drive for the 2009 season, until Ross Brawn led a management buyout of the team in February 2009, and Button suddenly found himself in a highly competitive, Mercedes-engined car. He went on to win a record-equalling six of the first seven races of the 2009 season, securing the World Drivers' Championship at the Brazilian Grand Prix, having led on points all season; his success also helped Brawn GP to secure the World Constructors' Championship.

For 2010, he moved to McLaren, partnering fellow British racer and former World Champion Lewis Hamilton. After finishing fifth for the team in 2010, Button finished the 2011 season as runner-up. In 2012 he took his first pole for McLaren at the 2012 Belgian Grand Prix. He spent a fifth season with the McLaren team in 2014, his fifteenth in Formula One, and went on to complete two further years at the team in 2015 and 2016 before stepping back from full-time racing to take an ambassadorial and reserve driver role. He returned for a one-off appearance at the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix in place of Fernando Alonso which elevated him to joint second with Michael Schumacher in the list of all-time F1 starts. From the 306 races that Button has started he has won 15, with a total of 50 podium finishes.


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seasons

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,

finishing positions

grid positions

teams & teammates

season teammate
2000 Ralf Schumacher
Williams compare 2000
2001 Giancarlo Fisichella
Benetton compare 2001
2002 Jarno Trulli
Renault compare 2002
2003 Jacques Villeneuve
Takuma Sato
BAR compare 2003
2004 Takuma Sato
BAR compare 2004
2005 Takuma Sato
Anthony Davidson
BAR compare 2005
2006 Rubens Barrichello
Honda compare 2006
2007 Rubens Barrichello
Honda compare 2007
2008 Rubens Barrichello
Honda compare 2008
2009 Rubens Barrichello
Brawn compare 2009
2010 Lewis Hamilton
McLaren compare 2010
2011 Lewis Hamilton
McLaren compare 2011
2012 Lewis Hamilton
McLaren compare 2012
2013 Sergio Pérez
McLaren compare 2013
2014 Kevin Magnussen
McLaren compare 2014
2015 Fernando Alonso
Kevin Magnussen
McLaren compare 2015
2016 Fernando Alonso
Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren compare 2016
2017 Fernando Alonso
Stoffel Vandoorne
McLaren compare 2017

news

The world champion had just moved into position to retake the lead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the race’s second standing start following Max Verstappen’s tyre-failure induced crash.<br>As he braked just in front of eventual winner Sergio Perez, Hamilton’s left-front wheel locked heavily and he had to take to the run-off area beyond the Baku track’s first corner, falling to the rear of ...

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The Briton had surged into the lead of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the red flag restart, but he slid down the Turn 1 escape road after a triggering of his 'brake magic' system moved all the braking force to his front wheels.<br>While Hamilton immediately confessed to his error, Mercedes says it cannot shirk its own responsibilities in providing a car that is more foolproof.<br>Mercedes' ...

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Not for the first time in his career, Button made the right calls in a complicated wet race, and more importantly, he demonstrated that he understood how to be patient, and play the long game.<br>The numbers that day were extraordinary. Quite apart from his winning average speed of 46mph for a race that officially lasted for over four hours, Button pushed the boundaries by making six visits to the ...

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Hamilton lost the win and the lead of the F1 drivers’ championship at the Baku restart after a dramatic Turn 1 lock up.<br>Just moments after surging to the front for the two-lap restart triggered by Max Verstappen’s crash, Hamilton’s front tyres locked up as he hit the brakes and he skated down the escape road.<br>After trailing home at the back of the field, Hamilton immediately told his ...

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Hamilton had surged into the lead of the race from the standing restart after the late red-flag period, but it all went wrong when he hit the brakes.<br>His fronts locked up instantly and he careered down the escape road and slumped to the back of the field, leaving the way open for Sergio Perez to win.<br>Speaking on team radio after the race, Hamilton questioned whether he had made a mistake in ...

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A storm of monsoon proportions caused the race to be suspended, and while the weather eventually cleared, the impending gloom made it impossible to run the remaining laps.<br>In Australia the previous weekend Button had taken the chequered flag with the field lined up under caution behind him. At Sepang he didn't even manage that, learning that he'd won while sitting in his car on the grid ...

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Williams announced in January that Button - who made his F1 debut with the team back in 2000 - would be taking up a senior advisor role ahead of the coming season.<br>It marked an official return for Button to F1 almost four years since his final start at the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, with his attention since laying in sportscar racing.<br>Although Button has not yet been able to travel to meet the ...

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Williams announced on Friday that 2009 F1 world champion Button would be taking up an advisory role with the team on a multi-year deal.<br>It marked a return to Williams for Button almost 21 years to the day since he was named in a race seat for the 2000 season, marking his F1 debut.<br>The move is the latest change at Williams following its takeover by American investment fund Dorilton Capital ...

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Button made his F1 debut with Williams in 2000, and would go on to score 15 race wins and win the world title with Brawn nine years later, before making his final grand prix start in 2017.<br>Button has remained involved in motorsport since leaving F1, focusing mainly on sportscar racing across Super GT and the World Endurance Championship, as well as backing a team in British GT.<br>He will now ...

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Almost 21 years to the day since being named as a Williams Formula 1 driver for the 2000 season, Jenson Button has returned to Grove. Since then, Button has won a world championship, scored 15 wins, defeated Lewis Hamilton as a teammate, and established himself among the top tier of F1 drivers before stepping away at end of the 2016 season.<br>Post-F1 life has been kind to Button. He has won the ...

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Russell qualified second behind Valtteri Bottas for the inaugural Sakhir race, which will take place on the 'outer loop' layout at the Bahrain International circuit, finishing just 0.026s from pole on his first outing for Mercedes as Lewis Hamilton's stand-in.<br>The decision had already been taken for Russell to wear race boots that are one size smaller than usual to make sure he fits into the ...

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Hamilton can clinch a record-equalling seventh F1 drivers’ title in Turkey this weekend, having dominated the 2020 season with nine wins in 13 races.<br>Teammate Valtteri Bottas is the only driver who can still beat Hamilton to the title, but saw his hopes of a maiden championship fade through the season, scoring just two wins.<br>2009 F1 world champion Button is one of only two drivers to have ...

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Following confirmation of Daniel Ricciardo's move to McLaren for 2021, two-time world champion Alonso has been linked with a potential F1 comeback with Renault next year.<br>Alonso has not raced in F1 since the end of 2018, but recently said he knew "more or less" what his plans for 2021 looked like.<br>It would mark a third stint for Alonso at Renault, with whom he won both his F1 titles in 2005 ...

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Just like Canada 2011, this was a race defined by mixed weather conditions, which played into Button’s super-sensitive hands. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber had locked out the front row, but Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari rocketed ahead at the start. Race director Charlie Whiting immediately pointed at Alonso from his starter’s stand, and a penalty soon followed for a jump ...

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