2009 world champion Jenson Button says doing triathlons helps him improve as a Formula 1 driver. The Englishman started racing after a disastrous 2008 season with Honda. Since then he has participated in numerous resistance tests, reaching third place in the Ironman World Championship in the group corresponding to his age.
The current McLaren driver has not stopped doing triathlon, and this year he has even organized his own: Trust Triathlon, in Luton Hoo. According to Button himself, It is a good way to prepare as a driver of the highest automotive specialty.
"For me, in large part, it's to improve my physical condition, which helps mentally when I get into a Formula 1 car; it really makes a difference"He says.
But above all, he does it for pure love of sport"When I faced the triathlon I knew that if I trained hard I could succeed“, he declares to This is Somerset. “I really got into it, I was hooked. It's just that I love the sport, and over the years I've become more competitive.".
Unlike other teams, which prohibit their drivers from playing other sports for fear of injury, Jenson says that McLaren understands and supports you"The team knows my love for triathlon and knows what makes me a better driver and a better person. They understand perfectly".