VIDEO: Jenson Button faces Olympic triathletes in a fitness challenge


Jenson Button is widely regarded as one of the fittest drivers racing in Formula 1, regularly taking part and excelling in triathlons against some of the most competitive athletes in the world.

However, in a video produced by McLaren and GSK, he faces one of his toughest challenges yet against Olympic triathletes Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, who respectively secured the gold and bronze medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The trio face a series of physiological and cognitive challenges to see how they excel when at the peak of their physical performance, mirroring conditions that Button would have faced in last weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Remember when Donovan McNabb said that racing drivers aren’t athletes?