Along with Carlos Sainz, he is one of two Extreme E riders listed as the founder of his own team. JBXE, is the team the British intends to win the first championship of the new series of off-road electric SUVs.
For 17 years (between 2000 and 2017) Jenson leaned toward speed on asphalt through F1. In this period, the Briton from Somerset won a title in 2009 with Brawn GP.
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His F1 resume also lists 15 wins and 50 podiums. In addition, Button was successful in his journey through the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the FIA World Endurance Championship and Super GT.
His first kilometers!
With 8 years of age and love for motors unfounded by his father John (who remained at the forefront of the world of rallycross in the 70s and 80s), little Jenson sped up for the first time in karting.
After reaping great achievements despite his young age, Jenson saw action in British Formula Ford and the British Formula 3 Championship.
After an invaluable career, Jenson Button can say that he is the fifth most Grands Prix driver in F1 history, with 306.
Now in the “Electric Odyssey”
According to what has been learned on the official website of the Extreme E, his passage through this competition represents “Jenson Button’s last adventure in the world of motorsports.”
It was on January 24 of this year when Button was confirmed in the electric SUV series, playing the role of founder and pilot. Subsequently, the Swedish Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky would be satisfied as his driving partner.
After the first race of the Extreme E held in the AlUla desert of Saudi Arabia, JBXE occupies the sixth position in the classification table, after falling in the Crazy Race against Andretti United and Hispano Suiza Xite Energy Team.
The next Extreme E round will be held in the Pink Lake, Senegal, between May 29 and 30.
Written by | Osward Rubio