Jenson Button opened up on the ‘playboy’ image which Flavio Briatore generated of him, and how he struggled to shake that off.

After his rookie campaign with Williams, Button signed with the Benetton team for 2001, the outfit which would become Renault the following year.

There he worked under Italian team boss Flavio Briatore, and it is safe to say that the pair’s relationship was not a smooth one.

After Button had finished P7 in the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix, Briatore questioned the Briton’s commitment in an interview to the press, and from there this playboy perception of Button manifested.

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