Jenson Button

Jenson Button Wiki/Profile
Name/Famous asJenson Button
OccupationRace Car Driver
BornFrome, England
BirthdayJanuary 19, 1980
Age39 years old
Other NameJenson, Button

Jenson Button Net Worth, Biography, Age, Height, body measurements, family, career, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & many more details. He joined Lewis Hamilton on McLaren in 2010.

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Jenson Button Biography

Jenson Button is best known as a Race Car Driver. British Formula One racing driver who was the 2009 Formula One World Champion. He signed with McLaren in 2010. Jenson Button was born on January 19, 1980 in Frome, England. He did not pass his first driving test on account of being too close to a parked car. Jenson Button is one of the most successful Race Car Driver. He has ranked on the list of famous people who were born on January 19, 1980.

Button was born on 19 January 1980 in Frome, Somerset and brought up in nearby Vobster. He is the fourth child of the half-South African Simone Lyons and former Rallycross driver John Button from London’s East End, who was well known in the United Kingdom during most of the 1970s for his so-called Colorado Beetle Volkswagen. They met in Newquay at a young age and were reunited after a musical concert at Longleat. According to John, Jenson was named after his Danish friend and rallycross opponent Erling Jensen, changing the “e” to an “o” to differentiate it from Jensen Motors, while Simone recalls that she named him Jenson after noticing a Jensen sports car and thought the change of name would be “more mannish”. After his parents divorced when he was seven, he and his three elder sisters were brought up by their mother in Frome. Button was educated at Vallis First School, Selwood Middle School and Frome Community College. His karting career limited his studying and he left school with one GCSE. Button failed his first driving test for driving between two cars on a narrow road.

At the end of 1999, Button had his McLaren test prize at the Silverstone club circuit and impressed team owner Ron Dennis. He also tested for the Prost team because the team owner Alain Prost was impressed by Button’s ability and asked him to test at the Circuit de Catalunya. Prost subsequently invited Button and his management team to Paris in December 1999. Button was offered a drive in Formula 3000 with Prost before becoming his Formula One team’s test driver for one season to prepare for competitive driving. He did not commit because Prost had not prepared to fulfill the promise of a Formula One seat. Huysman and Robertson declined an offer for him to join the McLaren team after Dennis approached them and rejected a seat from Jaguar chairman Jackie Stewart.

He also has a position among the list of Most popular Race Car Driver. Jenson is 1 of the famous people in our database with the age of 39 years old.

Family: Parents, Children & Relatives

He and his three sisters were raised by their mom in Frome, England after their parents divorced. He married Jessica Michibata in 2014. He was previously engaged to singer Louise Griffiths. He has not shared enough information about family details. However, our team currently working, we will update Family, Sibling, Spouse and Childrens information.

Jenson Alexander Lyons Button MBE (born 19 January 1980) is a British racing driver and former Formula One driver. He won the 2009 Formula One World Championship, driving for Brawn GP. After his Formula One career, he became a champion of the Super GT Series in 2018, driving a Honda car for Team Kunimitsu.

A vacant race seat became available at the Williams team, following the departure of two-time CART champion Alessandro Zanardi. On 24 December 1999, team founder and principal Frank Williams telephoned Button, who first thought it was a joke, and he asked whether the latter was ready to drive in Formula One to which he said he was not. Button’s father then instructed him to telephone Williams that he was indeed ready. Button and Williams met at the latter’s headquarters in Grove, Oxfordshire and a ‘shoot-out’ test was arranged between Button and Formula 3000 racer and test driver Bruno Junqueira at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain, with Button securing the drive. This made him Britain’s youngest ever Formula One driver. Button did not hold a FIA Super Licence and the FIA president Max Mosley required him to complete 300 km (190 mi) on two days in a row of testing and support from 18 of the 26 members of the Formula One Commission. The FIA later elected to issue him with a super licence regardless. Button worked with a physiotherapist to help build the strength to drive an Formula One car.

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Button enjoyed racing from an early age, racing a BMX bike with friends after school, and began watching Formula One motor racing with his father around the age of five or six. He idolised the four-time world champion Alain Prost for his calm personality and intellectual approach to driving. Button’s father gave him a 50cc bike for his seventh birthday; he discarded it after half an hour because of its lack of speed, which would have required his father to remove its restrictor, and he disliked the idea of his father that he progress to the 80cc category of bike. John later talked to the rallycross driver and Rippspeed car accessories owner Keith Ripp at a London car show about his son; Kipp recommenced the purchase of a go-kart suited for the Cadets class for eight to twelve year-old karters for the young boy. Button received the kart as a Christmas present in 1987 and he began karting at the Clay Pigeon Raceway at the age of eight.

Age, Height & Measurements

Jenson Button current age 39 years old years old. He born under the Capricorn horoscope as Jenson's birth date is January 19. Jenson Button height 6 Feet 9 Inches (Approx) & weight 240 lbs (108.8 kg) (Approx.). Right now we don't know about body measurements. We will update in this article.

He was required to drive on slick tyres on a wet track because his father wanted him to learn car control on a sodden track surface and taught him basic driving techniques by standing at a corner and pointing to where his son should brake. Button made an successful start: In 1989, aged nine, he came first in the British Super Prix. Midway through the year, his father spoke to him about progressing to the club level since others noticed a competitive nature. Button said he was interested in a progression. He won all 34 races of the 1991 British Cadet Kart Championship and the title with team Wright karts. Afterwards Button told his father that his objective was to compete in Formula One and he was given a map to chart his progress in karting. The two agreed to give each other more autonomy and Button was mentored by mechanic Dave Spencer during his move from the Cadets to Juniors classes. Spencer told him to be more aggressive and less smooth in his driving in Junior karts because they have more power than a Cadet kart. Button was also required to manage the condition of his tyres to maintain their grip.

Height6 Feet 2 Inches (Approx)
Weight241 lbs (109.3 kg) (Approx)
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Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlonde
Dress SizeM
Shoe Size5.5 (US), 4.5 (UK), 38 (EU), 24 (CM)

Further successes followed, including three triumphs in the British Open Kart Championship. He began doubting his ability to win races in 1992 after a series of sub-par performances. Button then told his father that he wanted to continue racing after the suggestion of a two-month hiatus from karting was dismissed by him. The family telephoned Spencer for advice; he and Button’s father constructed the young boy’s karts and they influenced his school headteacher to change his fitness regime and had to eschew unhealthy beverages. Spencer helped him to observe and concentrate on how his fellow competitors drove their karts. Button continued to be coached by Spencer until the latter’s youngest son Danny died in an multi-kart accident at the Hunts Kart Racing Club in Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire in late 1994. Button was the youngest runner-up of the Formula A World Championship at the age of 15. He was signed to drive Tecno-Rotax karts for Team GKS and was fifth in the 1996 European Formula A Championship and third in the Formula A World Cup. In 1997, Button was moved to the top-level of karting Formula Super A by his team, and won the Ayrton Senna Memorial Cup for finishing second in the 1997 Japanese World Cup, and also became the youngest driver and first Briton in history to claim the European Super A Championship.

Jenson Button Net Worth

Estimated Net Worth: $150 Million

Jenson Button net worth has been growing significantly. Jenson Button’s most of wealth comes from being a successful Race Car Driver. We have estimated Jenson's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

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At the end of 1998, Button won the annual Autosport BRDC Award. His prize included a test in a McLaren Formula One car, which he received at the end of the following year. Huysman and Robertson sought a seat for him in Formula Three and spoke to Promatecme team owner Serge Saulnier, who did not want to sign Button because he was not part of Renault’s driver academy. Additional lobbying from Mygale and Lemmens convinced Sauliner to give Button a test, which was held at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours in France. He impressed Saulnier and was offered a seat at Promatecme, which he accepted. Salunier taught Button on the downforce of Formula Three cars and how to maintain it. Button drove in the British Formula 3 International Series in 1999 in a Renault-powered Dallara F399 car, with guidance from trainer-physiotherapist Josef Leberer. He won three times —at Thruxton, Pembrey and Silverstone—and finished the season as the top rookie driver, and third overall. He finished fifth and second respectively in the Marlboro Masters and Macau Grand Prix, losing out by 0.035 seconds to winner Darren Manning in the latter.

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Aged 18, Button moved into single seater car racing after his mentor Paul Lemmens spoke to the racing manager and former driver Harald Huysman about him. He was signed to the businessperson David Robertson and Huysman’s managerial stable and the two men found him sponsorship to continue driving. Robertson wanted Button to test a Dallara Formula Three Mugen-Honda car run by Carlin Motorsport at the Pembrey Circuit in Wales and quickly became acclimatised with a more powerful vehicle that had extra downforce. Huysman and Robertson wanted Button to enter Formula Three; the latter said he could not do so because he had no experience of car racing and did not want to enter the category for fear of immediately being noncompetitive. Button instead moved into Formula Ford for the 1998 season. He took the British Formula Ford Championship in a Haywood Racing Mygale SJ98 car with nine victories and won the season-ending Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch.

Button made his endurance racing debut at the 1999 24 Hours of Spa with BMW Team Raffanelli. Sharing a BMW 320i E46 with David Saelens and Tomáš Enge in the SP class, the trio retired after 22 laps due to a fuel tank failure. He began discussions with SMP Racing to drive a BR Engineering BR1 car in the Le Mans Prototype 1 (LMP1) class alongside Vitaly Petrov and Mikhail Aleshin in April 2018. Button and SMP Racing concluded with an agreement that would see him drive the vast majority of the 2018–19 FIA World Endurance Championship. Making his FIA World Endurance Championship debut at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, electronic problems dropped the car down the order before the team retired with an engine failure late in the race with Button driving at the time. He took a fourth-place finish at the 6 Hours of Fuji and was third at the following 6 Hours of Shanghai, before missing the 1000 Miles of Sebring and 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps because he had Super GT commitments. Button also did not participate in the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans because his fiancée was due to give birth to their first child intermittently.

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