An official Guinness world record referee presented to the British competition The driver received his award after breaking the record for hitting a Batak board in 30 seconds.
His super-fast response times saw him reach 58, beating previous owner Arshia Shahriarhi of Iran, who held the record of 56 as of October 2019.
Batak light reaction machine is generally used to develop F1 drivers’ reaction speed, hand coordination and endurance, racers’ reaction times are thought to be three times faster than the average human.
The targets light up randomly across the board, and participants must hit each light within the allotted time to test their quick-response abilities and make sure their peripheral vision is zero.
Jenson had previously beaten former teammate and seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton in a 60-second Batak race.
Button has been challenged by TV and streaming service NOW ahead of the Formula 1 season kicking off in Bahrain on 3 March.
Jenson Button “It’s always nice to add a new trophy and with it an official Guinness World Record to the collection. I broke my unofficial record in my twenties, so it’s great to see that I still have that record twenty years later.
“We’re looking at one of the most exciting seasons ever with the guys at Max, Lewis and Ferrari – this year definitely looks like a three-way race for the Championship and I can’t wait to see who will come out on top.”
F1 drivers undergo rigorous training to be race-ready and experience up to six times the force of gravity when braking, turning and accelerating in their cutting-edge cars.
Not only that, an F1 driver’s heart rate can rise to around 160 to 200 beats per minute, while the average person’s resting heart rate can be 60 beats per minute, making aerobic training very important.
While driving in F1, Jenson’s training consisted of cycling, running, boxing and swimming 16 to 20 hours a week for 17 years. Open.
Other examples of his grueling training routine included an eight-hour bike ride on a volcano, skiing in the mountains, and swimming with sharks.
NOW’s Jamie Schwartz added: “We’re delighted to be able to work with an F1 legend like Jenson and put him in the record books. Setting a new World Record is an absolutely fantastic way to kick off the 2023 F1 season that looks like one of the best ever.”
Guinness World Records referee Joanne Brent said: “I’ve seen countless record attempts, but Jenson Button’s success in putting out 58 Swamp lights in 30 seconds was impressive.
“Breaking this record requires not only lightning-fast response times, but also the ability to stay focused and rely on peripheral vision, as Jenson demonstrated during the record attempt.
“It’s a testament to his skill as a racing driver and a reminder that record breaking isn’t just about physical ability, it’s also about mental discipline and strategy.”
F1 fans can challenge Jenson’s new world record on the official NOW Batak machine on F1 opening weekend, and details can be announced via NOW social media channels.
As the lights go out first in Bahrain, the full F1 season will be available to watch live from 3 March, for more information visit: NOW TV.