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:
Makes for interesting reading doesn’t it?