Sebastian Vettel ends season in Brazil with 9th straight win

SAO PAULO, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel reeled off his ninth consecutive victory to end the Formula One season Sunday, taking a 10.4-second win at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Vettel claims 3rd straight Formula 1 crown

SAO PAULO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel collected his third consecutive Formula One championship Sunday after finishing sixth at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

Raikkonen wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Kimi Raikkonen won his first Formula One race of the season Sunday, taking the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix by 0.8 seconds.

Vettel wins Japanese Grand Prix

SUZUKA, Japan, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel won the Japanese Grand Prix by more than 20 seconds Sunday and pulled closer to driving leader Fernando Alonso.

Vettel defends Singapore Grand Prix title

SINGAPORE, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Defending champion Sebastian Vettel retained his Singapore Grand Prix crown Sunday, holding off Jenson Button down the stretch.
McLeran wins pole for Italian Grand Prix

McLeran wins pole for Italian Grand Prix

MONZA, Italy, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- McLaren teammates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button claimed the top two spots in Saturday's qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.

Button dominates Belgian Grand Prix

SPA, Belgium, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Pole sitter Jenson Button led from start to finish Sunday, logging a 13.6-second victory in the Belgian Grand Prix.

Alonso dominates German Grand Prix

HOCKENHEIM, Germany, July 22 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Fernando Alonso turned in a dominating performance Sunday, extending his Formula One standings lead with a win at the German Grand Prix.

Vettel back in Grand Prix winner's circle

SAKHIR, Bahrain, April 22 (UPI) -- Two-time Formula 1 defending driving champion Sebastian Vettel collected his first race victory of the year at Sunday's Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

Vettel wins first pole of F1 season

SAKHIR, Bahrain, April 21 (UPI) -- Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull claimed the pole at the Bahrain Grand Prix Saturday by nearly 1 second over Lewis Hamilton.

Rosberg gets first Formula 1 win

SHANGHAI, April 15 (UPI) -- Nico Rosberg won his first Formula 1 race Sunday with a 20.6-second margin of victory at the UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.

Alonso wins soggy Malaysian Grand Prix

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 25 (UPI) -- Fernando Alonso held off Sergio Perez, who had a late slip, and won Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix for his 28th Formula 1 title.

McLaren wins Malaysia Grand Prix pole

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 24 (UPI) -- McLaren claimed the top two spots in Formula One qualifying Saturday for the second week in a row.

Button opens Formula 1 season with win

MELBOURNE, March 18 (UPI) -- Jenson Button edged Sebastian Vettel by 2.1 seconds Sunday in opening the 2012 Formula 1 season with a victory at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

McLaren wins Aussie GP qualifying

MELBOURNE, March 17 (UPI) -- McLaren took the top two pole positions Saturday in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.
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Jenson Button
British formula 1 driver Jenson Button attends the Elle style awards at The Atlantis in London on February 20, 2006.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Jenson Alexander Lyons Button MBE (born 19 January 1980) is a British Formula One driver currently signed to McLaren. He was the 2009 World Drivers' Champion.

Button began karting at the age of eight and achieved early success, before progressing to car racing in the British Formula Ford Championship and the British Formula Three Championship. He first drove in Formula One with the Williams team for the 2000 season. The following year he switched to Benetton, which in 2002 became Renault F1, and then for the 2003 season he moved to BAR. They were subsequently renamed Honda for the 2006 season, during which Button won his first Grand Prix in Hungary, after 113 races.

Following the withdrawal of Honda from the sport in December 2008, he was left without a drive for the 2009 season, until Ross Brawn led a management buyout of the team in February 2009, and Button suddenly found himself in a highly competitive, Mercedes-engined car. He went on to win a record-equalling six of the first seven races of the 2009 season, and secured the 2009 World Drivers' Championship at the Brazilian Grand Prix, having led on points all season; his success also helped Brawn GP to secure the World Constructors' Championship. For 2010, he moved to McLaren, partnering fellow British racer and former world champion Lewis Hamilton.

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