Former F1 driver Jenson Button celebrates his 38th birthday today. He started his Formula 1 career in 2000 with the Williams team. Even though he had 15 race wins to his name, the 2009 World Champion was considered as one of the best drivers on the grid. On the day of his birthday, Essentially Sports brings to you the top 5 Jenson Button moments in his 16-year Formula 1 career.
The Briton has raced through four different eras of Formula One: V12s, V10s, V8s and now the V6s. Many have questioned his ability behind the wheel of a Formula One car, but he keeps on proving them wrong with consistent performances.
Top 5 Jenson Button Moments
5. 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix
The last race Button won was the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix. Even though the headlines were captured by Sebastian Vettel after winning the championship, it was Button who came out on top at the end of the race which had the most overtakes in the history of Formula 1. A rain affected race meant chaos for many, but Jenson’s calm drive without any incident earned him a well-deserved win.
Luck did play a part in Jenson’s victory but his great skill in driving on a wet track meant that he was on the right tyre at the right time and always close to the top spot. All in all, a great drive.