Here come the inevitable Button books

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Jenson Button fans will be able to find out more about his surprising championship victory when a new book covering his 2009 campaign is published later this month.

Called “Jenson Button – my Championship Year” the publisher describes it as: “a personal diary of the season by Jenson – he gives insider details on all the pre-race build-up and preparation, the race itself and the results. There’s a lot of techy detail, but also Jenson’s individual response to everything, including some of his own text messages.”

F1 books – particularly those published to coincide with championship victories – can be bland affairs, but hopefully this title will reveal rather more than we could glen from press conferences and his Twitter account.

I’ll have a review up as soon as I can get a copy, but if you’re already sold you can pre-order a copy of “My Championship Year”.

And it’s not the only new Button title coming out in time for the Christmas rush – Alan Henry’s got one too.

Here’s more on “My Championship Year”:

Press release

Published in hardback by Weidenfeld & Nicolson on 19th Nov 2009, priced ??20

The story of Jenson Button?s astonishing domination of the Formula 1
World Championship 2009

This is Jenson Button?s personal diary of his extraordinary Formula 1 2009 season. He takes a race-by-race approach, beginning each chapter with a run-down of everything from details of the circuit to pre-race testing, changes to the car, and notes on specific strategy and training, fitness and mental preparation.

Jenson relives practice and qualifying sessions, and describes in detail what the race is really like from the driver?s perspective. This personal commentary is interspersed with notes of techie stats and records broken, transcripts of in-car radio exchanges, quotes from the team and even Jenson?s own text messages to give a vivid sense of the spirit and atmosphere of each race weekend.

The book is the chance for fans to discover what it has been like for Jenson to find himself suddenly at the front of the pack, with a truly competitive car, after nine years waiting in the wings. With a foreword from Ross Brawn and an introduction on the events leading up to the first race ?ǣ including the demise of Honda, the last-minute management buyout and genesis of the Brawn team and the development of the most advanced car on the grid ?ǣ it is not only a fascinating and informative read, but also a must-have souvenir of a truly sensational season.

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