Marina Bay, Singapore: Ahead of the 2015 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix this week, Button has been announced as one of a group of ambassadors in a new global campaign from Scotch Whisky brand Johnnie Walker called Joy Will Take You Further. The campaign is informed by decades of scientific research into happiness which shows that when people are happier, progress is more likely.
Known as the fittest man in the pit lane, Button said he finds his joy in the pursuit of physical power – from intensive strength work in the gym to conquering grueling triathlons. “There’s so much more than just being able to drive the car. Your mind and body have to be in perfect shape, requiring a dedication to training and fitness – and this is something which has always brought me great joy,” said Button.
“Within my life as an F1 driver, there are certain things that give me great happiness – and having the opportunity to have fun off-track through fitness whilst enhancing my performance on race days is definitely one of these.”