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HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 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.
Spanish 12/05 14 8 4 4
Bahrain 21/04 10 10 1 5
Chinese 14/04 8 5 10 15
Malaysian 24/03 7 17 0 15
Australian 17/03 10 9 2 17
Brazilian 25/11 2 1 25 42
United States 18/11 12 5 10 52
Abu Dhabi 04/11 5 4 12 64
Indian 28/10 4 5 10 74
Korean 14/10 11 24 0 74
Japanese 07/10 8 4 12 86
Singapore 23/09 4 2 18 104
Italian 09/09 2 23 0 104
Belgian 02/09 1 1 25 129
Hungarian 29/07 4 6 8 137
German 22/07 6 2 18 155
British 08/07 16 10 1 156
European 24/06 9 8 4 160
Canadian 10/06 10 16 0 160
Monaco 27/05 12 16 0 160
Spanish 13/05 10 9 2 162
Bahrain 22/04 4 18 0 162
Chinese 15/04 5 2 18 180
Malaysian 25/03 2 14 0 180
Australian 18/03 2 1 25 205
Brazilian 27/11 3 3 15 220
Abu Dhabi 13/11 3 3 15 235
Indian 30/10 4 2 18 253
Korean 16/10 3 4 12 265
Japanese 09/10 2 1 25 290
Singapore 25/09 3 2 18 308
Italian 11/09 3 2 18 326
Belgian 28/08 13 3 15 341
Hungarian 31/07 3 1 25 366
German 24/07 7 24 0 366
British 10/07 5 20 0 366
European 26/06 6 6 8 374
Canadian 12/06 7 1 25 399
Monaco 29/05 2 3 15 414
Spanish 22/05 5 3 15 429
Turkish 08/05 6 6 8 437
Chinese 17/04 2 4 12 449
Malaysian 10/04 4 2 18 467
Australian 27/03 4 6 8 475

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