Button vs Barrichello

The hottest topic in the Top Gear office today is the title fight for the World Drivers’ Championship, now realistically down to just the two Brawn drivers.

It’s an interesting situation for a team whose car hadn’t even turned a wheel at the beginning of the year, especially as Brawn’s Ross the Boss is standing by his decision to let Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello sort it out on-track between themselves.

As Martin Brundle mentions in his column over on BBC Sport, all the Brit has to do now is to win one or two of the remaining races, and follow Rubens home for the rest, in order to bag the title.

And it’s interesting to note – as my brother just pointed out – that they are yet to race in Brazil and historically Sao Paulo isn’t Barrichello’s, erm, best circuit.

If you check out Ruben’s Brazilian GP results over the years, you’ll be more inclined to place money on Jenson for the Championship:

2008: 15th
2007: Retired
2006: 7th
2005: 6th
2004: 3rd
2003: Retired
2002: Retired
2001: Retired
2000: Retired
1999: Retired
1998: Retired
1997: Retired
1996: Retired
1995: Retired
1994: 4th
1993: Retired

Makes for interesting reading doesn’t it?

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