In 2010, Jenson joined Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team, after gaining the World Championship the year before. Since then, he well contributed to the success of the F1 team, scoring 214 points in his first season to help the team being Constructors’ World Vice-Champion and being Drivers’ World Vice-Champion in 2011 with 270 points. He even realized some incredible performances like in Canada in 2011.
Like many drivers, Jenson started his racing career at the karting track. Unlike most drivers however, he became the youngest ever European Super A Champion at age 17. After equally strong showing in the British Formula 3 series, by the year 2000 his acceptance into the exclusive Formula 1 family seemed almost inevitable.
But Jenson’s first F1 years weren’t an easy ride, with frequent team switching and ownership changes testing his mental focus and adaptability to the limits. He still managed to pull out a Formula 1 victory for his Honda team in Hungary in 2006 – their first since 1967 and Button’s first Grand Prix win. But when Honda pulled out in 2008, Button was left without a ride for the 2009 season. Luckily, a last minute management buyout gave him a team - Brawn GP - and the car to continue. It’s a testament to Button’s talent and focus that he went on to win the 2009 F1 Championship, silencing critics.
Jenson Button wear the Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Automatic Chronograph – a 21st Century evolution of the 1964 Tag Heuer Carrera designed by Jack Heuer. The Calibre 1887 is a highly sophisticated mechanical movement produced in-house at TAG Heuer’s atelier in the Swiss Jura Mountains. Beating an impressive 28,800 times per hour, the Calibre 1887’s 39-jewel movement is made of 320 components, all working effortlessly together for ultimate precision.