The 2009 Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button has partnered with SAFEisFAST to answer questions. The latest Online Driving Instructor to join, Button's answers will be posted daily through Thursday of this week as practice for the British Grand Prix begins on Friday.
A sample question and answer is below, with the full Q&A thus far in this link.
Q: With the amount of knowledge you have gained throughout your career, if you could go back in time, what advice would you give to yourself as you were climbing the ranks of junior motorsport?
- Camren Kaminsky
JENSON BUTTON: “I wouldn't really give myself any advice – I'd probably have liked some more experience in single-seaters before I came into F1, but you can't really turn down an opportunity when Frank Williams asks if you want to drive for him. Actually, I'd probably learn a bit more about contracts…!”
Button's sessions follow fellow current drivers James Hinchcliffe, Josef Newgarden and Dario Franchitti (IndyCar), Andy Lally (sports cars), PitFit Training founder Jim Leo and 2003 Indianapolis 500 and two-time CART champion Gil de Ferran.
SAFEisFAST.com is a free online resource offering video tutorials on safety, fitness, mental skills, race craft, career development, sponsorship, marketing and more to assist the careers of drivers in all forms of racing. The website was created by the Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC), led by president Bobby Rahal, in conjunction with the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety and Sustainability. Since its launch, there have been over 90,000 views of the online tutorials with visitors representing 105 countries.