Button’s championship win in pictures

The team that nearly disappeared have won eight races and both titles
The team that nearly disappeared have won eight races and both titles

It was a 17-race season – but Jenson Button needed only 16 of them to claim the championship crown.

From the Silverstone shakedown where the Brawn GP car broke cover, to the first win in Melbourne which soon became a familiar sight, to the difficult second half of the season, take a look back at how Button and Brawn became champions.

Button and Brawn, world champions

Images (C) Brawn GP, Bridgestone

10 thoughts on “Button’s championship win in pictures”

  1. I have to give Button a lot of credit. Looks to me like he beat Barrichello handily which counts for a lot since I rate Rubens as one of the better drivers on the grid. Maybe Button got a little preference within the team over Rubens but I think he earned that in quali in the early races. Now that its over I want to see him race with reckless abandon in Abu Dhabi. I don’t want to see the WDC cruise around to finish 9th.

    1. Little preference? At the beggining of the season, Rubens’ contract was for the 4 initial races only. Then Brawn could hire $omeone more $uitable, given the team’s financial conditions.

      Brawn would look silly if Rubens was “fired” while ahead of the main driver. Maybe it was ensured that this would not happen…

      ps: spoted some mistake? English isn’t my mother tongue.

  2. Well done to Jenson and the Brawn GP Team for the double. Next year is looking better and better great drivers in great teams ie. McLaren, Ferrari, Renault and Brawn all slugging it out.

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