It has been a long time coming, but this afternoon Jenson Button clinched the 2009 World Championship with a drive to fifth in the Brazilian Grand Prix. In a race full of incident that started in qualifying with a terrible run to fourteenth, Button hauled his way through the field with some spectacular overtaking moves to put himself in just the right position to ensure no other driver can surpass his total.
Mark Webber took the victory, Robert Kubica came home second and Lewis Hamilton drove to a superb third, but all eyes were on the Brawn camp as the Australian and Austrian national anthems rang out over Interlagos. With a rendition of We Are The Champions as he crossed the finish line screamed over his radio to the team, Button takes over the mantle from compatriot Lewis Hamilton. Brawn have also clinched the constructors title and after having been withdrawn from the sport less than a year ago, Ross Brawn is understandably overwhelmed.