Remember When: Singapore GP

The 15th round of the 2010 Formula 1 season took place in Singapore at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. It was won by Fernando Alonso, who started from pole position, led every lap and set the fastest lap. The Spaniard topped the final qualifying session by just over half a tenth, securing pole. Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Mark Webber completed the top five...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton fastest in first practice at Italian GP

MONZA, Italy (AP) Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, more than half a second ahead of British compatriot Jenson Button at Monza. Third was Nico Rosberg, who was in an intense fight for the Formula One title with Hamilton, his Mercedes teammate. In dry but overcast conditions, Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 26.187...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronaldo takes a spin in McClaren supercar with Jenson Button (VIDEO)

Ronaldo takes a spin in McClaren supercar with Jenson Button (VIDEO)
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Ron Dennis, McLaren after best drivers available for 2015

Ron Dennis says he's satisfied with the performance of Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen in 2014, but confirms that McLaren is keeping its options open on future driver choice as it enters the Honda era. The names of Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton have all been connected with the team, although in theory none are free until 2016 or even later. Dennis was...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: McLaren in no hurry to make 2015 driver announcements

Eric Boullier says that McLaren is in no hurry to confirm its future line-up because the team is planning for the long term, and thus clearly wants to get it right. Despite Jenson Button’s close relationship with Honda, neither of the current drivers is guaranteed a race seat for next year, and the Japanese manufacturer wants the strongest line-up it can get – and is willing...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

F1: Magnussen penalized, loses sixth place after Belgian GP

Kevin Magnussen has lost his sixth place in the Belgian GP after the stewards deemed that he had forced Fernando Alonso off the track. Magnussen was caught up in a spectacular battle with Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button in the closing laps, which eventually finished with Vettel in fifth place ahead of Button and Alonso, the Spaniard having damaged his wing on the Red Bull...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Remember When: Belgian Grand Prix

The Belgian Grand Prix has produced some truly iconic moments in F1 history, one of which took place on lap 41 of the 2000 race. Mika Hakkinen took pole position for round 13 of the season, with Jarno Trulli and rookie Jenson Button next up. Michael Schumacher was fourth on the grid, ahead of David Coulthard, and was hoping to return to the top step of the podium after losing out...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Would you keep Jenson Button?

Ultimately the chance of Jenson Button remaining at McLaren comes down to contract negotiations, money, length of term and many other factors including faith or confidence in his abilities or even other potential driver’s the team might feel they have to take. However, on the surface of it all stands the simple issue of: Would you keep Jenson Button for one or two more years? While...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Button: ‘Why would we let him through?’

Jenson Button says he was a tad perplexed at Lewis Hamilton’s driving Sunday at the German Grand Prix. Hamilton collided with Button and said later that he thought Button was letting him though.  Button told the press: “Why would we let anyone through? I don’t know if you’ve noticed but a lot of drivers do that line to get a good exit from the corner,” he said. “I think...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Grand Prix Preview: German GP

The Hockenheimring in Germany will host the 10th round of the 2014 Formula 1 season. It will be the 61st time that the German Grand Prix has appeared on the F1 calendar. The sport last visited the circuit in 2012, with Fernando Alonso winning from Jenson Button and Kimi Raikkonen (Sebastian Vettel finished second but a time penalty dropped him down the order), as it currently alternatives...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Austrian Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg fought the bull

“Bullfight critics ranked in rows Crowd the enormous Plaza full; But he’s the only one who knows— And he’s the man who fights the bull.”  - Domingo Ortega The man who fights the bull Rosberg wins at Red Bull Ring Nico Rosberg came in to the Austrian Grand Prix at the top of the F1 drivers champions standings.   He had performed well in the preseason testing and then...
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Maxim Guide to F1: British Grand Prix Edition

Sports Rosberg reins, Team Williams surges, and Jenson Button is on the ropes. Who will find redemption at the 2014 British Grand Prix?
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Dennis: Button ‘needs to do his bit’

I’ve maintained that McLaren boss Ron Dennis doesn’t have the soft spot in his heart for world champion Jenson Button—not like the rest of us do. You see, Jenson was brought on under the leadership of Martin Whitmarsh and while it worked then, I’m not so sure it will work now. Some argue that Jenson’s love of Japan and the camaraderie he shares with Honda will help the...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

F1 Fastpass: Jenson Button

Jenson Button, 2009 Formula 1 Champion The “Fastpass” series gives iSportsweb readers a quick introduction to 2014 F1 drivers… Jenson Button, #22 F1 Career Highlights 14 year veteran 2009 Formula 1 Champion with Brawn (Brawn also won the Constructors that year) 7 different teams 50 career F1 podiums Current team McLaren – Mercedes (5 years) Best finish with McLaren, 2nd...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

F1 still exciting after 250 races, says Button

Since his debut in the 2000 Australian GP, Jenson Button has picked up 15 Formula 1 wins and the 2009 Driver's World Championship.
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

McLaren expecting life to be tough until Monaco

McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen finished sixth and ninth respectively at the Malaysian GP, which was enough to retain the team's second place standing in the constructors' championship.
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Remember When: Rain Cuts Short Malaysian Grand Prix

The 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix was the first race in eighteen years to award half points after it was cut short due to horrendous weather conditions. The second round of the season got underway on a dry track but with dark clouds looming in the distance. Jenson Button had secured pole position following Brawn GP’s fairy-tale start to the year in Australia, but he got a poor start...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

McLaren on the way back to winning, says Dennis

Ron Dennis pleased with performance of Kevin Magnussen, Jenson Button, and the McLaren team which earned second and third places after Daniel Ricciardo's exlusion from the Australian GP.
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Bull’s Ricciardo excluded from Australian GP

Australian Grand Prix race stewards have decided to exclude Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo from his home grand prix after receiving information from the FIA that his Red Bull Racing RB10 car had consistently exceeded the fuel-flow rate of 100kgs per hour during the race. After lengthy deliberations, the race stewards offered their verdict. Click this link to read Full stewards decision...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Is ‘driveability’ key for first 4 races?

The raft of regulation changes has provided us with new words for our Formula 1 lexicon such as MGU’s and ERS and McLaren’s new favorite, “driveability”. We spoke about Jenson Button’s usage of that word in our latest podcast and today I saw it make a curtain call in Edd Straw’s piece at AUTOSPORT: “It’s true that downforce on the car will bring pace, but driveability...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

London Grand Prix a ‘step closer to reality’

Jenson Button feels like the dream of having a grand prix in the streets of London may have just taken a step further toward reality this week according to the Telegraph’s Daniel Johnson. The proposed 14-turn circuit was proffered two years ago and had the full support of Formula 1 boss bernie Ecclestone but legal hurdles poured water on the logistics of hosting the race. This...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Button rebounds on second Formula One test day, Vettel struggles

Jenson Button steered his repaired McLaren to the fastest lap on Wednesday, and Nico Rosberg helped Mercedes rebound from Lewis Hamilton's crash with the longest run on the second day of Formula One preseason testing. Otherwise, most teams continued to struggle with their new cars following a massive rulebook overhaul that includes a shift to a turbo engine and more sophisticated...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

McLaren unveils new Formula One car

McLaren has unveiled its new MP4-29 car for the coming Formula One season with the hope of improving on the team's worst performance for nearly a decade. With its narrower front wing, lower nose and smaller rear wing, McLaren is counting on the new car to deliver after finishing fifth in the constructors' championship last season. ''We have responded to the disappointment...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Predictions- McLaren & Ferrari

McLaren by Laura Marieee So a new year, and a fresh start for McLaren. 2013 was a bad season for the team, with not even a podium to their name, but enough of the past… It’s time to move on and look ahead to 2014 and what’s to come, with the hope that this season will be better than the last. I predict it will be. Yeah, I can hear some of you saying ‘well it can’t get any...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jenson Button’s father dies of suspected heart attack

Very sad news from the Formula 1 paddock today as McLaren driver Jenson Button’s father, John, has passed away of an apparent heart attack. McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh said: ‘In my long Formula One career, I’ve encountered many drivers’ fathers, but I think it’s safe to say that John was perhaps more devoted to his son than any of them. ‘Ever since Jenson was a boy...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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