Dad believes first win is just the start for Jenson
7 August 2006 – Jenson Button is destined for even bigger things after his maiden F1 win at the Hungary GP on Sunday, according to his father John.
Jenson has been on the receiving end of some unnecessary criticism for not winning his first F1 race after six years in the sport, however, Jenson's biggest fan now believes that with that elusive first win under his belt "the monkey is off his back."
"It will move him and the team up another notch. It's just natural." John Button told ITV Sport's Louise Goodman after the GP.
Jenson Button has had a difficult couple of seasons at BAR and Honda after spells of promise and success have been blighted by lack of reliability and inconsistency. Last season he was also in the centre of some controversy off the track when he publicly made clear that he wanted a move back to Williams, only for BAR to veto his wish.
However, Button put this all behind him when he calmly collected the win after an action packed afternoon. Not so calm was his father who could hardly watch.
"I'm holding back the tears and I said that would never happen, but it's so emotional. Fantastic, and back from 14th on the grid! It was a hard-earned race - it was unbelievable. I've been through it before when it was go-karts, Formula Ford and F3 but obviously that was different. It feels better than sex," he also revealed to Louise Goodman.