When we first saw that Formula One driver Jenson Button and his on-again-off-again relationship with his Japanese-Argentinian girlfriend Jessica Michibata was TOTALLY ON (because they got married), we rejoiced. Now they’re divorcing after one single, solitary, lonely year of marriage. LET THE PAIN AND SUFFERING…
Poor Jenson Button. He already accrued a fifty-place grid penalty for doing two engine swaps in his McLaren Honda Formula One car over the course of the Mexican Grand Prix weekend. Now one of them has an issue they couldn’t diagnose before qualifying. Not that it matters. He’s starting from the back anyway.
Jenson Button just confirmed what Ron Dennis already told the press last weekend. Instead of retiring, he will indeed stay with McLaren-Honda alongside Fernando Alonso for the 2016 season.
McLaren Formula One team boss Ron Dennis just dropped a bomb on British broadcaster Martin Brundle after the Japanese Grand Prix. When Brundle asked, “Are [Jenson] Button and [Fernando] Alonso in your primary two cars next year?” on the Sky Sports broadcast, Dennis responded “Yes!”
Contrary to earlier reports that McLaren Honda driver Jenson Button was certainly announcing his retirement from Formula One ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix, we’ve heard nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. Nope. Not a peep about Jenson’s future. Not even about his post-race dinner plans. Noooooope.
Driver Jenson Button is expected to announce an end to his sixteen-season career in Formula One sometime before this weekend’s race at Suzuka, reports The Telegraph. Button had been in negotiations with McLaren, but will likely bow out instead of spend another season in the uncompetitive car.
In a crime that sounds as if it was from a James Bond film instead of real life, F1 driver Jenson Button and wife Jessica Michibata were robbed in a vacation home in the south of France. Burglars pumped anesthetic gas through the home to knock the couple out before stealing over $465,000 worth of items.
“I don’t know what’s worse,” McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button told Sky Sports after retiring from the Austrian Grand Prix with engine problems. “Doing the race thirty seconds off pace or stopping on Lap 2!” (McLaren, in case you were wondering, is not having a good season.)
So, it begins: Max Verstappen and Jenson Button both received grid penalties for using a fifth power unit for the Canadian Grand Prix. With some teams experiencing reliability on par with a Renault Fuego at a LeMons race, this won’t be the last time we see penalties for using a season’s four-engine allotment too soon.
If you only concentrated on the winner of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, you'd hate this race. Lewis Hamilton nabbed pole and ran away with the win from there. Yawn. Only Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was anywhere close. No, the real battle was this crazy back-and-forth dogfight for thirteenth place.
Look, McLaren, if you're going to build a time machine, the key is to make it out of stainless steel. Bare stainless. And put some effort into it, eh? Some gadgets and baubles? Otherwise, it just looks like a plain silver 650S yoinked from Park Place's back lot.
Sponsors have a lovely way of making drivers do slightly uncomfortable things in the name of marketing, and bank Santander is no different. They recently put Formula One driver Jenson Button inside an ATM as part of their Secret Santander campaign.
The wait is over, per BBC Sport. McLaren's Formula One driver lineup for 2015 includes two world champions in Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso.
Volkswagen Group nemesis Audi has brought three cars to Le Mans for years, and now Porsche's joining the three-car party. But who will drive it, you ask? Porsche pinkie-swears they'll choose from their own GT driver pool, but rumors still suggest some names from F1 may have a go.
Sky F1 captured some footage of driver-sans-2015-contract Jenson Button meeting with McLaren CEO Ron Dennis after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Although we're fairly certain Alonso will be driving for McLaren next year, no one knows who his teammate will be.
Neither Jenson Button nor Kevin Magnussen know if they're really going to stick around for McLaren next year. Fernando Alonso is rumored to be on the way, so someone's got to move. However, Button has said that he may reject a new offer from McLaren to keep him in 2015.