WATCH: Jenson Button and Martin Brundle’s Bizarre Pre-Race F1 Tradition

Published 08/24/2020, 12:10 AM EDT
Jenson Button

F1 drivers often have strange pre-race idiosyncrasies, and there are occasions where they border on ridiculous. As it turns out, Jenson Button had a particularly odd one, and it involved former F1 driver, Martin Brundle.

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Apparently, they used to engage in a small game of ‘Titty Twister’, all for the sake of good luck. Brundle used to do it to Button a lot when the latter was racing. On some occasions, Button returned the favor, and it was all in good humor. The two clearly got along well.

What is Jenson Button up to now?

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Now that he has retired from Formula One, Jenson Button is currently working as a pundit for Sky F1. This means that he is working alongside Martin Brundle with the F1 coverage. Of course, this gives the two of them plenty of opportunities for more nipple cripples.

The Briton is the 2009 Formula One World Champion, having clinched the title when he raced for Brawn GP. He made his F1 debut in 2000 with the BMW Williams F1 team.

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A year later, he joined the Benetton team, before they were renamed to Renault.

In 2003, he jumped ship to the BAR-Honda team, whom he stuck with until the 2008 season. At the end of 2008, the Honda team left the sport, leaving Button and Rubens Barrichello without a seat. Luckily, Ross Brawn came to the rescue and founded the Brawn GP team in 2009.

It was with this team that Button finally made the breakthrough and clinched a maiden F1 World Championship. In 2010, he moved to the McLaren team, with whom he remained until his retirement at the end of the 2016 season.

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However, he did return for the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix to replace Fernando Alonso. At the time, Alonso was competing in the Indy 500, prompting Button to fill in for him.

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