Pain in the rain

Jenson Button will have been watching the last part of qualifying for the Brazilian GP from behind his hands, hoping that teammate and title rival Rubens Barrichello wouldn’t get too high up on the grid.

But sadly for Jenson, Rubens played Q3 perfectly and stuck himself on pole in front of his home crowd, a long way up the road from Button, who starts tomorrow’s race in 14th place.

Earlier it had looked to be gong so well for the Brit, when third place championship contender, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel, just couldn’t find the pace in monsoon like conditions, and found himself out of Q1 and down in 16th.

Only it wasn’t to work that well for Button, who didn’t manage to get himself out of Q2, and now has a long way to go to catch Barichello.

Jenson would be in a terrible position for the title if, like previous years, this was the last race of the season, but as it’s not, all is not lost.

Yet if they finish the race tomorrow as they’ll start it, Rubens will have cut his teammate’s championship lead to just four points, and it’ll make the season finale the nail-biter that Bernie Ecclestone is hoping for.

So what do you think? Bear in mind though, that if it rains as much as it did today, then literally anything could happen.

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