JENSON BUTTON

  • F1: Problems keeps on mounting for miserable McLaren April 19, 2015

    Sakhir: Despite having two former world champions behind the wheel, McLaren looks no closer to scoring their first points of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix following a dismal qualifying session on Saturday. After struggling in the afternoon's third and final practice session, Jenson Button's qualifying run was cut brutally...
  • Jenson Button hoping for a good step up in Barcelona April 17, 2015

    McLaren are hoping for a boost in Barcelona next month even if Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix is another struggle, Jenson Button said on Thursday. "I think already in Barcelona you'll see a good step," declared the Briton, looking forward to team-mate and double world champion Fernando Alonso's home Spanish race. "We've got...
  • Jenson Button handed time penalty for Pastor Maldonado collision April 12, 2015

    Shanghai: McLaren's Jenson Button was handed a time penalty that cost him 13th place in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after accepting responsibility for a collision with Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado. The 2009 Formula One world champion, who dropped to 14th as a result of the extra five seconds added to his...
  • McLaren remains upbeat despite qualifying setback in China April 11, 2015

    Shanghai: For a team that got knocked out of the first round of qualifying for the third straight Formula One race, McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso seemed improbably upbeat at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday. For Alonso, each race is part of the learning process for the new-look...
  • Jenson Button believes McLaren are on rise April 8, 2015

    Shanghai: Formula 1 driver Jenson Button believes his team McLaren now have their rivals in their sights ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix. After starting the 2015 season in Australia with severe lack of pace, McLaren and their new power-unit supplier Honda made significant progress a fortnight later in Malaysia,...
  • McLaren start new Honda era on back row of Formula One grid March 14, 2015

    McLaren's worst fears were realised on Saturday when they suffered a humiliating start to the Formula One season with a woeful Australian Grand Prix qualifying session that left both cars at the back of the grid. The sport's second most successful team in terms of race wins, McLaren endured one of...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest at Barcelona, McLaren makes strides February 27, 2015

    Spain: Nico Rosberg pushed his Mercedes to the fastest lap so far in preseason testing at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit as Jenson Button saw his promising drive end in the grass on Friday. Rosberg let loose a late flying lap of 1 minute, 22.792 seconds to put champions Mercedes on the top...
  • Formula One: McLaren misery mounts, Massa puts Williams on top at F1 test February 26, 2015

    Montmelo: McLaren's misery mounted after another malfunction left Jenson Button stranded Thursday as Felipe Massa steered Williams to the fastest lap during Formula One preseason testing. A hydraulic leak that McLaren says will require it to change its new Honda engine limited Button to a session-low seven laps and slowest lap...
  • Fernando Alonso leaves hospital, to miss final test February 25, 2015

    Barcelona: McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso will miss this week's final pre-season test in Barcelona after leaving hospital on Wednesday following a big crash three days ago. The Spaniard, a double world champion, smiled and waved to reporters and fans as he left the hospital at around 1430 local time. McLaren...
  • McLaren sidelined again in F1 testing February 19, 2015

    McLaren's Formula One testing gremlins followed them from Jerez to Barcelona on Thursday with Jenson Button sidelined after 21 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya. The team said a faulty seal on the car's MGU-K energy recovery unit had caused a problem that required the power unit to be replaced, bringing...
  • No real worries for McLaren, says Jenson Button February 3, 2015

    Jenson Button stayed positive on Monday despite McLaren experiencing a second day of testing woes with their new Honda-powered Formula One car in southern Spain. "We expected this test to be tricky - and the next two days probably won't be plain sailing, either," the Briton said in a team release. "But...
  • F1 driver Jenson Button starts the year as a married man January 1, 2015

    London: McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button entered the New Year as a married man after tying the knot with long-term girlfriend Jessica Michibata in Hawaii. "Happy New Year from Mr & Mrs Button," the 2009 world champion told his 1.9 million followers on Twitter shortly after midnight. "We're excited to...
  • Fernando Alonso has unfinished business at McLaren December 12, 2014

    'Never say never' has always been a popular saying in Formula One and Fernando Alonso's return to McLaren proves the point. The team's announcement on Thursday that the double world champion will race for them next season with 2009 champion Jenson Button came as no surprise, since it had been widely...
  • F1: Jenson Button feels like he's starting afresh December 12, 2014

    Jenson Button said the wait was worth it and he felt like he was starting over again in Formula One after signing a new two-year contract with McLaren. The Briton, the most experienced driver on the starting grid and 35 years old next January, will partner Spaniard Fernando Alonso in a...
  • McLaren name Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button as 2015 drivers December 11, 2014

    Spain's double world champion Fernando Alonso and Britain's Jenson Button will drive for Honda-powered McLaren next season, the Formula One team said on Thursday. Alonso's return to Woking, seven years after he left following an acrimonious season as 2007 team-mate to then-rookie Lewis Hamilton, had been an open secret for months...
  • McLaren set to announce 2015 drivers December 11, 2014

    McLaren are set to announce the return of Fernando Alonso at a news conference on Thursday with British media tipping the Formula One team to retain Jenson Button in a lineup of champions. The team, who are starting a new partnership with Honda and have yet to announce a title sponsor,...
  • Jenson Button waits as McLaren fail to decide December 4, 2014

    Jenson Button waited for news about his Formula One future on Thursday as the McLaren board failed to decide who will partner Spaniard Fernando Alonso in their 2015 driver lineup. While Alonso is yet to be confirmed, despite leaving Ferrari, his return to Woking is taken for granted within the sport. That...
  • Formula One: McLaren delay driver announcement November 19, 2014

    McLaren will not announce their 2015 driver lineup until December, they said on Tuesday. The team had previously said they would make the announcement before the 19th and final race in Abu Dhabi this weekend. "In order to avoid distracting the race team from its primary objective...we have decided to defer...
  • Love matters more than money for Jenson Button November 11, 2014

    Jenson Button is hoping that McLaren will not let him go for love nor money. With Ferrari's Fernando Alonso expected to join the Formula One team, the focus has been on which of 2009 world champion Button and Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen will partner the Spaniard. McLaren are believed to be divided,...
  • Hamilton and Alonso hope Button stays in F1 November 7, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton says McLaren would be making a mistake to ditch his former team-mate Jenson Button at the end of the Formula One season and should focus instead on building a better car. "He's still got plenty of time in his capability as a driver to keep racing and winning," the...
  • Formula One: Jenson Button hints he may leave McLaren November 7, 2014

    Jenson Button has indicated he might not stay at McLaren even if the Formula One team offered him a contract extension for next season. With speculation swirling about his future, and reports already suggesting the 2009 world champion is set to retire, Button said no decision had been made but...
  • Jenson Button is a wanted man, says his manager October 31, 2014

    Jenson Button is a wanted man, even if McLaren ultimately decide they do not want to retain the 2009 Formula One world champion for next season. "I'm getting phone calls from everyone because he is an exceptional driver, he's still in his prime, everyone wants to hire him. He is a...
  • Question mark hangs over Jenson Button's future August 28, 2014

    London: Jenson Button's Formula One future is looking increasingly uncertain after McLaren boss Ron Dennis said on Thursday he was keeping an eye on other leading drivers who might become available. Button, the 2009 world champion with Brawn, has been at McLaren since 2010 and is in the final year of...
  • Button brushes aside Mclaren chief's criticism July 3, 2014

    Jenson Button jokingly brushed aside criticism from Ron Dennis on Thursday after the McLaren Formula One boss suggested his driver needed to try harder. "I think Ron's practising to be a motivational speaker," the 2009 champion told reporters ahead of his home British Grand Prix. "You know, when we are in the...
  • McLaren woes continue in Chinese Grand Prix April 20, 2014

    McLaren endured another tough weekend in China on Sunday with both the drivers failing to score points for the second race running and the team tumbling down the Formula One constructors' standings. After a double retirement in Bahrain, the team's first since 2006, Jenson Button and Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen finished...
  • Massa stands by decision to ignore team orders at Malaysian GP March 30, 2014

    Sepang: Williams driver Felipe Massa stood by his decision to ignore team orders to let teammate Valtteri Bottas pass him in the closing stages of Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, saying the team should recognise that he has his own interests to pursue in the drivers' championship. Massa was repeatedly...
  • Hamilton takes pole at Australian GP, Vettel 12th March 15, 2014

    Melbourne: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for Formula One's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in a rainy qualifying session on Saturday, while four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel will start the race from 12th after being caught out by the wet conditions. Vettel was joined by fellow big-name drivers Kimi Raikkonen...
  • Rosberg fastest in Australian GP third practice March 15, 2014

    Melbourne: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice session for the season-opening Formula One Australian Grand Prix, well clear of his rivals. Rosberg was 1.4 seconds faster than the next-best driver, Jenson Button of McLaren, around the Albert Park street circuit. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was third fastest,...
  • Mercedes a second faster than the rest, says Jenson Button March 14, 2014

    Mercedes are about a second a lap quicker than everyone else already, McLaren's Jenson Button said on Friday after rival and former team mate Lewis Hamilton set the pace in Australian Grand Prix practice. Button, the 2009 Formula One champion, was second and fifth fastest respectively in the day's two sessions...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Jenson Button, Marten Pieters March 8, 2014

    In this show we talk about the leadership mantras with successful leaders from the world of corporate India and sports. ...