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Jenson Button rolls on to the world stage

Jenson Button made his Formula 1 debut on this day in 2000, at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

A mere Formula Ford driver just 24 months earlier, the 20-year-old was signed up by Williams to race alongside Ralf Schumacher for 2000.

It was an unlucky entry on to the world stage however for JB who qualified P21, over 1.5s from his team mate, and retired in the race with an engine problem after running as high as fourth.

Six years and 113 races later, Button would break his duck, winning in Hungary with Honda.