Jenson Button (full name Jenson Alexander Lyons Button) was born on January 19, 1980 in Frome, Somerset, UK. He is a Formula One racing driver.
Biography and Career :
John Button is his father and he is famous for being in the past a Rallycross ace. His parents got divorced and he has three siblings. In 1988 he received a kart from his father and this way started his career. He began loving cars and soon he realized he would like to have a career.
In 1991 he was the winner of the British Cadet Kart Championship and not only this, but he also won all of the races that season. Six years later he won the European Super A Championship and the Ayrton Senna Memorial Cup.
When he was eighteen he won the British Formula Ford Championship and the Formula Ford Festival at Brands H
atch. He became the winner of McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award at the age of eighteen.
Next year he became a driver in the Formula Three and competed for Promatecme team. He did a good job there and became more popular. In 1999 he entered Formula One as driver of Williams.
Two year after Renault bought Benetton and that time he became their driver even though his contract with Williams wasn't over. At the beginning of 2003 he moved to BAR team.
He became the winner at the 2006 Hungarian Grand Prix and that time he was already competing for Honda Racing F1 Team. In 2007 he won the British Academy Television Award for 'Best Sport'.
Between 2003 and 2005 he had a romantic relationship with Louise Griffiths. His actual (2007) girlfriend is Florence Brudenell-Bruce
- Height: 183 cm
- He had 15 podium finishes until now.
Self Filmography :
- ITV - Formula One (26 episodes, 2007)
- Top Gear (2 episodes, 2000-2006)
- The Great British Pop Test (2004) (TV).
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