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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 January 1980Frome, Somerset, England, UK
Birth NameJenson Alexander Lyons Button
Nickname Jens
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jenson Button was born on January 19, 1980 in Frome, Somerset, England as Jenson Alexander Lyons Button. He is an actor, known for Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009), Kimi Made It at Last! (2007) and ITV - Formula One (1997).

Trivia (5)

Formula One racing driver; who has raced for Williams (2000), Benetton/Renault (2001-2002), BAR/Honda/Brawn GP (2003-2009), and McLaren (2010-Present). He is the F1 World Champion of 2009.
Received £4m a year sponsorship from Marlboro in Formula 3. It was spent on PR to boost his image which enabled him to enter F1 the following year, despite only finishing third in the F3 championship in 1999.
As of the 2012 Brazilian GP, he has 15 Grand Prix victories, 8 Pole Positions, 8 Fastest Laps, and 999 points in his Formula One career.
Is good friends with David Coulthard.
He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Motor-Sports.

Personal Quotes (3)

On being awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2010: The past 12 months have provided me with such an exhilarating journey. We literally started with nothing, but had the belief, determination, and passion to take on the world and succeed...Everybody at Brawn GP played their part -- and it was down to their expertise, dedication, and hard work that we were able to achieve so much.
About his McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton in 2010: Lewis is a phenomenal talent and a great guy. But all that mateyness stops when the lights go out.
Commenting on his move to McLaren team for 2010: Life is all about challenges - and, most important of all, it's about challenging yourself.

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