Button's top five races

300 Man: Jenson Button

Jenson Button became only the third driver in Formula One history to feature in his 300th Grand Prix on Sunday, finishing in ninth place.

The Englishman reached the landmark previously crossed by only Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang.

Having begun his career 16 years ago in 2000, Button has since won 15 Grands Prix and one Drivers’ Championship in 2009.

Here’s a look at his top five races.

HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX, 2006

Button’s first win as a Formula One driver. The Englishman started 14th on the grid but wet weather and a safety car allowed him to slice his way through the field for a long-awaited finish at the top of the podium.

JAPANESE GRAND PRIX, 2011

The Brit was quickest in every practice session but narrowly missed out on pole position in qualifying to Sebastian Vettel. In difficult wet conditions though, Button was in complete control once he gained the lead.

BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX, 2009

Button has had better performances than this one over the years but it remains one of the most notable in career having clinched the Drivers’ World Championship at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit.

BELGIAN GRAND PRIX, 2012

Arguably his most dominant performance, the Spa circuit saw Button register his only pole position with McLaren. He led every lap of the race and stormed to an emphatic win.

CANADIAN GRAND PRIX, 2011

Arguably the finest win of his career and one for the books. Button overtook Sebastian Vettel in the last lap of Formula One’s longest-ever Grand Prix.

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