Jenson Button

Date of birth: 19th January 1980 View FORIX Stats
Current age: 23 years
Place of birth: Frome, Somerset (England)
Resident: Bicester, Oxfordshire (England)
Current Team: BAR
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Height: 1,82 m
Weight: 74 kg
Marital status: single
Hobbies: Mountain biking, body boarding, surfing the internet, computer games.
Favourite drink: Orange juice
Favourite food: pasta
Start of racing career: Karting at the age of eight
First racing car: Formula Ford 1600 in 1998
Career: 1989 Karting; Winner - British Super Prix
  1990 Karting; Winner - British Cadet Championship
  1991 Karting; Winner - British Cadet Championship (8-12 year olds), Won all six rounds. Winner - British Open Championship
  1992 Karting; Winner - British Championship for Junior TKM (11-16 year olds). Winner - British Open Championship
  1993 Karting; Winner - British Open Championship
  1994 Karting; RAC British Junior Championship - fourth place, Drove for Italian Birel Team; Junior Intercontinental A European Championship - race winner; Junior Intercontinental A Italian Winter Championship - double race winner
  1995 Karting; Winner - Senior ICA Italian Championship Runner-up - Formula A World Championship in France. The youngest ever runner-up
  1996 Karting; Fifth place - European Formula A Championship; Third place - American Championship at Charlotte; Third place - World Cup at Suzuka
  1997 Karting; Works driver for Team GKS-Tecno-Rotax-Bridgestone; Second place - Winter Cup (warm up for the European Championship); Winner - European Super A Championship. The youngest ever winner; Winner - The Ayrton Senna Memorial Cup at Suzuka, Japan
  1998 Formula Ford; Winner - British Formula Ford Championship; Winner - Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch; Runner-up - European Formula Ford Championship; Winner - McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver Award
  1999 Formula 3; Third place - British Formula Three Championship; Winner - Avon Rookie of the Year Award; Runner-up in Macau Grand Prix and Top Rookie
  2000 F1 BMW-Williams, 12 points, 8th
  2001 F1 Benetton-Renault, 2 points, 17th
  2002 F1 Renault, 14 points, 7th
  2003 F1 BAR-Honda, 17 points, 9th
  2004 F1 BAR-Honda

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