Former Formula One world champion Jenson Button joins hosts Jason Plato and Dave Vitty on the award-winning podcast Fuelling Around to discuss his career and what it was like to work with Keanu Reeves for the Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story documentary on Disney +.
Button was the lead driver for Brawn-Mercedes when he won the 2009 F1 world championship in what was the sports ultimate underdog story, as the smallest team on the grid that was sold for just £1, beat their uber-rich rivals to both the Drivers and the Constructors’ championships.
Jenson Button on teaming up with Keanu Reeves
The 43-year-old detailed on the podcast what it was like to work with the Hollywood superstar and whether he had a prior connection with The Matrix and John Wick star before making the four-parter.
“It’s scary that it’s 15 years ago, but life just takes over and you move on, and you do new things, and you have kids, and you get married and you don’t look at the past as much as probably we should, especially with things you’ve achieved,” Button said.
“Keanu and his team got in touch and said ‘we’d like to do a documentary about the 2009 season.’
“Supposedly Keanu heard about it from a friend and they…