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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I’m brazilian too, and I want to say,
Button was perfect! Congrats for you all! Hope next year we will see another good BR x ENG fight like these!

CheersSSSS!!!!

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didnt expect that! wanted barrichello to win in fornt of his home crowd.
Hes done it!!! that was a champions drive today.

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poor rubens..

congratulations jenson and brawn!

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I forgot one person to praise, Kobayashi!!!! You have done well. Great Job!!!

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BUTTON IS THE F1 CHAMPION 2009.

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSss

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well done jenson unlucky Barrichello
P.S kovalinan is a idiot for that pit lane incident could have burnt kimi badly sorry if didn’t spell kovalinans name right

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good job Jensie, another british win in an F1 history-book.

congrats from Lithuania :)

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Seeing the comments here i just remembered, Congratulations to Kobayashi, he was amazing anyway, but even better if you compare him to Fisichela, Badoer, Grosjean and Alguersuari….

Congrats to the japanese.

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@84 you an idiot. If you know how a pit stop works then you would open up your mouth without thinking. You will realize it was not his fault.

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Sorry I’m a bit behind on this forum.

Got to say well done to the BBC team yesterday, 3 novices seriously winging it for 2 hours and no dead air. Murray Walker would be proud.

Was this Hamilton’s best drive this year? Did anyone notice that Webber won? A well earned second for Kubica? Championship sown up and I’m really looking forward to the next (sadly last) race

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well done jenson
shame that his second half of the season was dire and lucky that his rivals didnt pick up more points
and pip him
to say he didnt deserve to be champ would be harsh as his early season races were brill but the second half of the saeson was dire and his excuses were the same rubans got on with it and deserved to be champ just as much
next season i belive his car will be competative but so to will other teams rite from the off and will need to be consistant all the way through the saeson because the teams who should but didnt perform this year have drivers that will
but well done even tho you were one hell of a lucky guy?????

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