F1 Fastpass: Jenson Button

Jenson Button, Champion F1

Jenson Button, 2009 Formula 1 Champion

“…there’s always something you want that’s out of reach.”  Jenson Button, F1 Champion

The “Fastpass” series gives iSportsweb readers a quick introduction to 2014 F1 drivers…

Jenson Button, #22

F1 Career Highlights

  • 14 year veteran
  • 2009 Formula 1 Champion with Brawn (Brawn also won the Constructors that year)
  • 7 different teams
  • 50 career F1 podiums

Current team

  • McLaren – Mercedes (5 years)
  • Best finish with McLaren, 2nd (2011)
  • Current teammate is rookie Kevin Magnussen

Website

http://www.jensonbutton.com

Nickname(s):

Button, Jens, JB

Jenson Button

Jenson Button celebrates one of his F1 victories…

F1 Wins:

15

Birthplace

January 19th, 1980, Frome, Somerset, England

Nationality

British

Currently resides in…

Monte Carlo, Monaco

 

Personal

Jenson Button fiance

Jenson Button and fiancé Jessica Michibata

Quotes

“When I do retire, I know for a fact I won’t be able to replace the incredible feeling I get when I’m driving an F1 car.”

“To understand the intensity of driving an F1 car, you have to be in it.”

“I felt confident at 24, but I’m a better driver now.”

“My father did everything for me.  He was awesome.”

“It doesn’t matter how much money you have or connections, there’s always something you want that’s out of reach.”

“In my hometown, there’s a pub named after me:  The Frome Flyer on Jenson Avenue.  How cool is that?”

Path to F1

  • Spa 24 and British Formula 3
  • In 1997, he became the youngest driver to ever win the Ayrton Senna Memorial Cup and the European Super A Championship.

Current Formula 1 results and standings for Button

http://www.formula1.com/results/driver/2014/6.html

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John Button and Jenson

Jenson Button and dad, John

Career Stats prior to 2014

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
1998 British Formula Ford Championship Haywood Racing 15 7 9 7 12 133 1st
Formula Ford Festival 1 1 0 0 1 N/A 1st
1999 British Formula Three Promatecme UK 16 3 3 4 7 168 3rd
Macau Grand Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
Masters of Formula 3 1 0 0 0 0 N/A 5th
Korea Super Prix 1 0 0 0 1 N/A 2nd
Spa 24 Hours BMW FINA Team Rafanelli 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2000 Formula One BMW Williams F1 Team 17 0 0 0 0 12 8th
2001 Formula One Mild Seven Benetton Renault 17 0 0 0 0 2 17th
2002 Formula One Mild Seven Renault F1 Team 17 0 0 0 0 14 7th
2003 Formula One Lucky Strike BAR Honda 15 0 0 0 0 17 9th
2004 Formula One Lucky Strike BAR Honda 18 0 1 0 10 85 3rd
2005 Formula One Lucky Strike BAR Honda 16 0 1 0 2 37 9th
2006 Formula One Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team 18 1 1 0 3 56 6th
2007 Formula One Honda Racing F1 Team 17 0 0 0 0 6 15th
2008 Formula One Honda Racing F1 Team 18 0 0 0 0 3 18th
2009 Formula One Brawn GP F1 Team 17 6 4 2 9 95 1st
2010 Formula One Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 19 2 0 1 7 214 5th
2011 Formula One Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 19 3 0 3 12 270 2nd
2012 Formula One Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 20 3 1 2 6 188 5th
2013 Formula One Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 19 0 0 0 0 73 9th