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2008 - Present
Jenson Button started dating lingerie model Jessica Michibata in 2008, but the couple split briefly in May 2010...
2006 - 2008
Jenson Button's two-year relationship with model Florence Brudenell ended in 2008. A source said, "Flee is gorgeous...
2005 - 2005
It was reported in 2005 that Rose McGowan and Jensen Button were smitten after meeting in Monaco, but the...

Fry defends Button following Mansell criticism

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Following a stinging attack from Nigel Mansell, who claims that Jenson Button's career is as good as over, Honda boss Nick Fry has jumped to the defence of the English driver.The 1992 World Champion told the BBC that Button was past his prime and had wasted his talent, preferring to party as opposed to concentrate on his racing career.However, talking to the Daily Mail, Fry was quick to defend Button, who scored his maiden GP last year at the Hungaroring."I have absolutely no doubt that given...Read Full Story

Jenson Button - a year on from victory

By Premal Shah on
Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2007/7/6556.html --- This time last year Jenson Button was hitting the headlines after finally scoring a maiden win at the Hungarian Grand Prix. This season, a swift fall from grace has meant he barely rates a mention by the same press that were lauding him just 12 months earlier. As he arrives back in Budapest - the scene of his triumph - with just one championship point to his name, can the 27 year-old still turn things around and become a...Read Full Story

Button gives Honda his backing

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40080 --- Jenson Button says he is confident that Honda's future is bright after being confirmed at the team for the 2008 season. The Englishman has a long-term contract with Honda, but as the team tumbled down the order with its difficult 2007 chassis there were rumours that he might be keen to extricate himself from the deal. But at the Nurburgring today Honda announced an unchanged line-up for next year, with Button starting his...Read Full Story

Button supports Bridgestone safety campaign

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Linked from http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=261552&FS=F1 --- Formula One star makes pit stop at air tattoo Jenson Button supports Bridgestone safety campaign British Formula One star Jenson Button met motorsport fans when he made a special appearance at the Royal International Air Tattoo at the weekend. The Honda Racing F1 Team driver was guest of honour at the Bridgestone UK stand at RIAT, at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, on Saturday, supporting the tyre manufacturer's...Read Full Story

Jens urges Honda to fix problems

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=39987 --- Jenson Button has urged his Honda team to get to the bottom of the handling problems that have troubled him all weekend at Silverstone. The Briton moved up from a lowly 18th on the grid to finish his home race in 10th place – but although he took some satisfaction from that, he complained of the same handling imbalance that hindered him in practice and qualifying. “It was quite nice to make some places up through speed...Read Full Story

Button gutted after Q1 knock-out

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=39965 --- Jenson Button said he was gutted to have qualified 18th for the British Grand Prix. The British Honda ace ran into traffic on his first flying lap and then had yellow flags on his second, but was also critical of his engineer for picking the wrong time to inform him of track conditions. "What can I say? I'm obviously massively disappointed with the way qualifying went," he said. "Obviously there was a yellow flag, and I...Read Full Story

Back injury puts Button out of second practice

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/7/6415.html --- Honda’s Jenson Button will sit out the second practice session at Silverstone this afternoon, after aggravating the back strain he sustained during the first-corner shunt at Indianapolis in June. Button had been troubled by the injury in testing in Jerez prior to the last round in Magny-Cours, but the Englishman recovered in time for that event. He will rest his back this afternoon, in the hope of being able to drive...Read Full Story
Jenson Button

Jenson Button
Team Honda
Nationality British
Podiums 15
Points 224
Grand Prix entered 129
World Championships 0
Highest race finish 1 (x1)
Highest grid position 1 (x3)
Date of Birth 19/01/1980
Place of Birth Frome, Somerset - UK
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Jenson Button (GBR) Honda celebrates with his Father John Button (GBR). Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Budapest, Hungary, 6 August 2006

2006

Scores momentous maiden Grand Prix win in Hungary, plus two further podiums in Brazil and Malaysia. Outperforms Honda team mate Rubens Barrichello to finish sixth in the standings.

 

Jenson Button (GBR) BAR Honda 007. Formula One World Championship, Rd 12, German Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Hockenheim, Germany, 23 July 2005

2005

Leads BAR's fightback in second half of season, scoring all but one of their 37 points to finish ninth in driver standings. Buys himself out of Williams contract for 2006, instead signing a new, multi-year deal with Honda.

Jenson Button (GBR) BAR finished in 2nd place. Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Race Day, Hockenheim, Germany, 25 July 2004

2004

Arguably the man of the year, beaten only by the Ferrari drivers in the standings. Takes his and BAR's maiden pole at Imola. Scores in every race he finishes, with ten podium placings. Bid to move to Williams for 2005 fails after contract dispute.

Jenson Button (GBR) BAR 005 finished fourth and helped secure fifth position in the Constructors Championship for BAR. Japanese Grand Prix, Rd16, Suzuka, Japan, 13 October 2003

2003

Moves to BAR and consistently outperforms more experienced team mate Jacques Villeneuve. Briefly leads US and Japanese Grands Prix. Two fourth places on his way to ninth in the standings.

Jenson Button (GBR), Renault R202, finished in sixth place...and lost his 2003 seat with the team. French Grand Prix, Rd11, Magny Cours, France., 21 July 2002

2002

Benetton is renamed Renault and Button enjoys a successful season taking seventh in the drivers' championship.

 

Jenson Button(GBR) Benetton B201 Austrian Grand Prix, A1 Ring, 13 May 2001. World ©  Sutton/Bearne.

2001

Difficult first season with Benetton. Scores just two championship points.

 

Jenson Button(GBR) Williams F1 BMW FW22, 5th place leads his team mate Ralf Schumacher(4th place) British GP, Silverstone, 23 April 2000. World ©  Sutton.

2000

Makes Formula One debut with Williams. Scores 12 points to finish eighth in the standings.


Race winner Jenson Button (GBR) Promatecme celebrates with his trophy. British Formula Three Championship, Pembrey, Wales, 15 August 1999. World ©  Paul/Sutton.

1999

Third in the British Formula Three championship.


 

Formula Ford driver Jenson Button (GBR) with his helmet and trophies. Jenson Button Photo Shoot, Towcester, England, 6 May 1998. World ©  Sutton.

1998

First in the British Formula Ford championship and second in the European Formula Ford championship.

 

Jenson Button (GBR). Jenson Button, Karting, European Super A Champion, 1997. World © Sutton

1997

Karting - wins the Ayrton Senna Memorial Cup at Suzuka. Also becomes the youngest-ever winner of the European Super A championship.

 

Jenson Button

1989

Karting - first in the British Super Prix at the age of nine.

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