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JENSON BUTTON Jenson Alexander Lyons Button, often called Jense, (born 19 January, 1980) is an English Formula One racing driver. He currently competes for the Honda Racing F1 team. He won his first Grand Prix in Hungary, on August 6 2006 after 113 races. "cried his eyes out" after becoming Formula One world champion, revealed his ecstatic father John.
The Briton secured the title following a pulsating Brazilian Grand Prix Grand Prix
n. pl. Grand Prix
Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course. yesterday in which a combination of brilliant driving and dramatic incidents elevated Button into fifth place, enough to take the world crown.
At the end of the race there was an outpouring of relief, emotion, jubilation from the Brawn GP team, as Button said: "You don't win the world championship and feel relief, you feel ecstatic."
His father added: "He was crying his eyes out and saying 'I'm world champion.' That's all he was saying. No other words. We were like babies."
Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart led the tributes to Button.
"A big congratulations to Jenson Button, he did everything he had to do," Stewart said.
"He picked up nine places from his lowly grid position, he came through to clinch the world championship.
"I couldn't be happier for Jenson, it's 40 years since there's been a British champion back to back."
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Newly crowned F1 world champion Jenson Button celebrates with team-mate Rubens Barrichello in Brazil