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Jenson ButtonOn the Wednesday before the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, CAMS Ignition was launched with the assistance of McLaren-Mercedes Formula 1 ace, Jenson Button.

The day started bright and early for the CAMS Ignition participants with a theory session presented by Samantha Reid.

The theory session is a mix of exercises and information designed to give the students a heightened awareness of the factors that influence road safety.

CAMS Ignition is designed to teach young drivers safe attitudes and techniques regarding the operation of motor vehicles and road use.

It is designed to complement the current learners program and helps to provide a multi-faceted approach to young driver safety.

After the theory session, the Students had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a car and perform some low speed manoeuvres in a controlled environment.

After both the theory and practical components of the session had finished, Formula 1 ace, Jenson Button, dropped in to lend his support to CAMS Ignition.

Jenson spoke to the media about his support for CAMS Ignition and then took some time to speak with the students who took part in the session.

It was a fantastic morning and the perfect way to launch CAMS Ignition for 2012.

The program, which is designed for 12-18 year olds, once again featured at the Formula 1™ Grand Prix, with over 200 children taking part.