Jenson Button: 2009 Formula One World Champion

Jenson Button: 2009 Formula One World Champion

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 Brawn have also clinched the constructors title and after having been withdrawn from the sport less than a year ago, Ross Brawn is understandably overwhelmed.


  • Very good for Jenson- not quite my favorite driver in F1, but he’s put in years of hard work in bad cars and has now made the most of his opportunity. The occasion carries much less punch than the dramatic finale of 2008, but I don’t know if anything will equal that for some time.

    Cheers, Jenson 🙂

  • There have been alot of question marks over Jenson in the second half of the season, but that was a proper fighting drive to answer his critics. Well done Jenson.

  • Although I like Jensen his Championship seems more about being lucky than being good.

    Proof in the pudding is his mid season results. Without the unbelievable amount of victories in the early season my guess is that Button would now be looking to America or Lemans for future racing.

    For some reason his Drivers Championship seems to be a bit pale to me but he mastered being lucky in 2009.

    Without the right car at the right time no one becomes World Champion.

    I still salute you JB.

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