Button set for grueling ‘break’

Date published: March 30 2011

Instead of relaxing before the Malaysian Grand Prix, Jenson Button will spend the coming weekend taking part in a testing triathlon…

Instead of relaxing between the Australian and Malaysian Grand Prix, Jenson Button will spend the coming weekend in Hawaii, taking part in a testing triathlon.
The Briton will form part of the field taking part in the 14th annual Waikoloa Lavaman triathlon on Sunday, an Olympic distance event that includes a 1.5 kilometre swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run.
The former World Champion is a big fan of the multi-discipline events, using them as a tool to become one of the fittest drivers in F1.
“Physically I am very fit, which in turn helps you mentally knowing you will be 100% on every lap,” said Button.
“It’s something I do particularly work on, but then as a driver you work in every area – nutrition, fitness, mental attitude, engineering, and obviously driving the car.
“But I’m really excited about this weekend. It’s going to be good, and great to do it in the humidity as well.
“It will really put me in the right frame of mind because getting used to the humidity is so important for Malaysia,” he added.