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Jenson Button

37 Jahre

Jenson Button ist ein Rennfahrer wie aus dem Klischee: Von Kindesbeinen an auf der Rennstrecke, erlebt er beruflich echte Höhen und Tiefen - doch die Frauen fliegen immer auf ihn

  • Geboren , Frome, Somerset, England / Großbritannien
  • VornameJenson Alexander Lyons
  • Name Button
  • Grösse 1.82 m
  • Sternzeichen Steinbock
  • Partner Jessica Michibata (geschieden); Louise Griffiths (2003-2005)

Biografie von Jenson Button

Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm: Als Sohn des Rallyecross-Fahrers John kam schon früh mit der Welt des Motorsports in Kontakt. Sein Vater kaufte ihm schon im Alter von acht Jahren ein Kart. Schnell wurde klar, dass Jenson Button das sportliche Talent seines Vaters geerbt hatte. Dreimal gewann der Brite die "British Open Kart Championship". Mit siebzehn Jahren war er sogar der jüngste Sieger der "European Super A Championship".

Anfänge in der Formel 1

So war der Sprung zu den schnellen Rennwagen nicht mehr groß: Gerade einmal 20 Jahre alt durfte Jenson Button bereits in der Formel 1 für Team Williams starten und konnte gleich in in seiner ersten Saison auf Platz acht der Weltrangliste landen.

Der Team-Switcher

Anschließend wechselte der Autorennfahrer permanent die Teams. Er fuhr für Benetton, Renault, BAR und Honda.

Seine Karriere verlief ebenfalls sehr wechselhaft: 2004 schaffte es Jenson Button auf WM-Rang drei und schien den großen Durchbruch in der Formel-1 geschafft zu haben. Danach ging es jedoch mit Buttons Karriere bergab. 2008 stieg er auf Platz 18 der Weltrangliste ab.

Weltmeister der Formel 1

Doch schon ein Jahr später kam es zum phänomenalen Comeback: Sein Wechsel zu Brawn gab Jenson Button neue Energie und er konnte den Weltmeistertitel einheimsen.

Anschließend wechselte der Rennfahrer zu McLaren, wo er es häufig sogar schaffte, Teamkollege alt aussehen zu lassen. Besonders in schwierigen Regenrennen feiert Jenson Button seine Siege.

Leistungsabfall

2012 bis 2014 schwächelte der Rennfahrer dann wieder: Er konnte kein Rennen für sich entscheiden und hätte fast seinen Vertrag beim Rennstall McLaren verloren. Fast - denn das Team hielt erstaunlich lange an dem Briten fest und er ist bis heute bei McLaren unter Vertrag.

Der Playboy unter den Rennfahrern

Seine wechselhaften Erfolge scheinen seinem Image als Playboy der Formel-1 jedoch nicht zu schaden. Vielleicht auch, weil der attraktive Rennfahrer sich stets als Kämpfernatur zeigt und sich von Misserfolgen nicht unterkriegen lässt. So schaffte es der Womanizer Button immer wieder , zahlreiche schöne Frauen zu erobern.

Die kurze Ehe mit Jessica Michibata

Erstmals für Furore sorgte seine Beziehung mit Pop-Sängerin . Danach hatte er eine Liaison mit dem Model  . Im Januar 2015 schien sich Jenson Button ernsthaft binden zu wollen: Er heiratete das japanische Unterwäschemodel . Doch schon im Dezember erfolgte die Trennung. Für Jenson Button allerdings kein Grund, Trübsal zu blasen: Anfang 2016 hatte er mit "Playboy"-Model Brittny Ward erneut eine schöne Frau an seiner Seite.

Teams

  • 2000: Williams
  • 2001: Benetton
  • 2002: Renault
  • 2003-2005: BAR
  • 2006 – 2008: Honda
  • 2009: Brawn
  • 2010 – 2016: McLaren

Social Media von Jenson Button

Tbt to when I didn’t need to shave! My first GP Melbourne 2000. Not sure who I’m pointing at but… https://t.co/YFmmvrENMh

14.12.2017

The pups finding some shade from the 24 degree heat mid December 🙄 #seasonswhatseasons… https://t.co/eZIafMNX9A

13.12.2017

😬 https://t.co/H6tbxUcjH7

13.12.2017

Didn’t know you guys were spying on me 😳 #twitchy https://t.co/rgmgjAeLvq

12.12.2017

A year ago I became Doctor Button! 😬 Thanks Bath University for the honorary degree in Engineering. https://t.co/3K10j660zY

11.12.2017

Fun fun fun! Big thanks to Maz @singervehicles for letting me have a little play in his kart… https://t.co/LVA1r10kwv

10.12.2017

Time for some fun but which one should I take @alo_oficial @danielricciardo?! 😬#karting https://t.co/oTVgt4N412

09.12.2017

Oh yeah! 👊🏽 https://t.co/Fwjm3pIFGf

08.12.2017

What are you up to next Wednesday? 😉

23.11.2017

19.10.2017

Less than 4 weeks to go until the 2017 Jenson Button Trust Triathlon. Whether you're running as a team, an individual, for charity, for personal reasons, for personal bests, with your family or just fancied a brilliant day out with great people...WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!! ♥️ PS. there's still time to register your place at www.jensonbuttontri.com

26.06.2017

Nominate someone for my triathlon and win free entry plus meet me after (if you want to!)

03.06.2017

70.3 Ironman World champs here I come!! Good day out in Santa Rosa yesterday winning my age group and finishing 22nd Overal including the Pro's but more importantly got my spot for Chattanooga Worlds. Big thanks my support crew! 😊

14.05.2017

How good does this look? 😁😁😁

26.04.2017

I recorded this the other day 🚴

14.04.2017

I’m thrilled to be making a one-off return to Formula 1 racing, and I couldn’t think of a better place to make that return than my adopted home Grand Prix: Monaco. I’ve won the race before, in 2009, and it’s one of my all-time favourite racetracks. It’s a tricky street circuit on which a good driver can really make a difference OK, I realise we won’t have a realistic chance of repeating my 2009 victory, but I think we’ll have an opportunity to score world championship points, which will be very valuable to the team in terms of constructors’ rankings. As for Fernando, I hope he not only fares well at Indy but enjoys it too. It’ll be a great experience for him. He’s an excellent driver, as we all know, and he’s very experienced, so, although super-speedway driving techniques will be all-new to him, I expect him to get to grips with it all pretty quickly. And on Sunday evening, after the Monaco Grand Prix, I’ll sit down and watch him do his stuff on TV. I’m looking forward to that too. But most of all I’m looking forward to pitting myself against the unique racing challenge that is the Monaco Grand Prix. I’m fit, having done a lot of triathlon training recently, so I have no worries on that score. And it’ll be nice to say ‘hi’ to all my old Formula 1 mates too, and hopefully to give the fans something to cheer about.

14.04.2017

The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon is back…and registration is officially OPEN! This year’s event will take place on Sunday 23rd July and once again our hosts will be the fantastic Markeaton Park in Derby. As usual we'll have live music, amazing food and cold beer as well as triathlon action for first timers, families, teams and the return of our children's tri over lunch! All the details are on the website…so head to www.jensonbuttontri.com Hope you can make it! Jenson

24.02.2017

24.02.2017

Not only is this Sunday the British GP but it's also the last day you can enter the JB Trust Triathlon. Don't miss out, it's going to be a big day. www.jensonbuttontri.com #britishgp

09.07.2016

The support you get at Silverstone is amazing. I camp here and when you drive from the campsite and drive into the circuit you see the people coming in, you see the Union Jacks, the support is incredible. Fans here don't just support the British drivers. If you walk past someone, it doesn't matter whether they are supporting you or wearing the cap of another team, they'll wish you good luck, and the place is so special because of that. The atmosphere is electric, it's a very special feeling. #BritishGP

07.07.2016

Wow we won Race of the Year at the 220 Triathlon Magazine awards last night! Congrats to everyone involved @JBTrustTri I'm sure we'll make it even better this year! 👍🏽 #Ichiban

10.04.2016

There are just 100 DAYS TO GO until the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon. Sign up today for the best one yet! www.jensonbuttontri.com

08.04.2016

We’re giving away a FREE place for you and your friend in this year’s JB Trust Triathlon on Sunday 17th July in Derby. To enter, all you need to do is tag the name of your friend in the comments below and we’ll pick a pair of winners on Sunday 13th March. Good luck!"

09.03.2016

Less than 2 weeks to go before the visor goes down and the lights go out in Melbourne, can't wait to get back behind the wheel and go racing! #believeinmclarenhonda #22

09.03.2016

Planning for this year's JB Trust Triathlon is in full swing and it's going to be massive! What are your highlights from past events? Let us know in the comments below...

03.03.2016

200m lake swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run. You can handle that, right? #Triathlon

01.03.2016

The 2016 Jenson Button Trust Triathlon is set to be the biggest event to date with the capacity for double the amount of competitors as seen in previous years. To be held in Markeaton Park, Derby on Sunday July 17th, competitors will get the chance to race against the 2009 Formula 1 World Champion and a number of amateur and professional Triathletes. Keeping the same exciting format as adopted in previous years competitors will get the chance to race twice, with the preliminary heat consisting of a 200m lake swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run. The fastest in the heats will then go on to the final, which is double the distance, 400m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run, with the runners up going through to the wooden spoon race.

01.03.2016

@JBTrustTri nominated for Best Triathlon 2 years in a row. Come see what the fuss is about July 17th. Perfect for beginners, teams & pros SIGN UP at http://www.jensonbuttontri.com

23.02.2016

22.02.2016

13.02.2016

@JBTrustTri nominated for best triathlon 2 years in a row. Come see what the fuss is about July 17th. Perfect for beginners, teams & pros http://www.jensonbuttontri.com

13.02.2016

Not long now until the action starts with these boys.. #bringtheaction #JB22 #22crew #Tomstallard #mikeymuscles

12.02.2016

10.02.2016