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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

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COUNTRYPOLES
Great Britain8
DATE OF BIRTHPODIUMS
1980011949
DRIVER NUMBERFASTEST LAPS
38
RACESCAREER POINTS
228999
WINSWORLD CHAMPS
151

driver profile

J.Button
Jenson Button was just another mid-field driver until he made the most of an opportunity in 2009, when Brawn GP produced a championship-winning car. The British driver, with a drivers' title to his name, proved to his critics that he was a force to reckon with, a fact that McLaren recognised and signed him the following year. At the British team, Button was able to display all that he had to offer particularly his ability to make a call in races in changeable conditions. His first win in Formula 1 came in 2006, after he had contested in more than a hundred Grands Prix, and despite the lows in the following two years, he laboured on to prove his point. In more than a decade in the sport, Button has had spurts of brilliance, particularly in 2004 when he emerged as the only non-Ferrari driver that could come anywhere close to Michael Schumacher's dominant run. His race strategies above all came into the limelight when in the 2011 Canadian Grand Prix, he powered through from the back of the grid to clinch a phenomenal victory, despite heading into the pit lane six times, which included a penalty and even repairs. His stint at McLaren has always been in question especially since he had stepped into the den of Lewis Hamilton, but in 2011, he proved that wrong as well. Button finished second in the championship and ensured that Hamilton was beaten - for the first time - in the standings by a teammate. In 2012, he embarks on his third year with McLaren and will aim to continue to prove his critics that he is certainly a well-settled and will remain as a title contender.

Driver Report

season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
German 07/07 9 6 8 8
British 30/06 10 13 0 8
Canadian 09/06 14 12 0 8
Monaco 26/05 9 6 8 16
Spanish 12/05 14 8 4 20
Bahrain 21/04 10 10 1 21
Chinese 14/04 8 5 10 31
Malaysian 24/03 7 17 0 31
Australian 17/03 10 9 2 33
Brazilian 25/11 2 1 25 58
United States 18/11 12 5 10 68
Abu Dhabi 04/11 5 4 12 80
Indian 28/10 4 5 10 90
Korean 14/10 11 24 0 90
Japanese 07/10 8 4 12 102
Singapore 23/09 4 2 18 120
Italian 09/09 2 23 0 120
Belgian 02/09 1 1 25 145
Hungarian 29/07 4 6 8 153
German 22/07 6 2 18 171
British 08/07 16 10 1 172
European 24/06 9 8 4 176
Canadian 10/06 10 16 0 176
Monaco 27/05 12 16 0 176
Spanish 13/05 10 9 2 178
Bahrain 22/04 4 18 0 178
Chinese 15/04 5 2 18 196
Malaysian 25/03 2 14 0 196
Australian 18/03 2 1 25 221
Brazilian 27/11 3 3 15 236
Abu Dhabi 13/11 3 3 15 251
Indian 30/10 4 2 18 269
Korean 16/10 3 4 12 281
Japanese 09/10 2 1 25 306
Singapore 25/09 3 2 18 324
Italian 11/09 3 2 18 342
Belgian 28/08 13 3 15 357
Hungarian 31/07 3 1 25 382
German 24/07 7 24 0 382
British 10/07 5 20 0 382
European 26/06 6 6 8 390
Canadian 12/06 7 1 25 415
Monaco 29/05 2 3 15 430
Spanish 22/05 5 3 15 445
Turkish 08/05 6 6 8 453
Chinese 17/04 2 4 12 465
Malaysian 10/04 4 2 18 483
Australian 27/03 4 6 8 491

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