Gallery: Button clinches his maiden F1 title in 2009

British driver Jenson Button was crowned the Formula 1 world champion in 2009 in the Brazilian GP at Interlagos when he was with the BrawnGP team. We present this gallery of his triumph.

Gallery: Button clinches his maiden F1 title in 2009
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Jenson Alexander Lyons Button, better known as Jenson Button, drove in Formula 1 between 2000 and 2017.

On March 5, it was announced that the Honda would compete in the 2009 season as Brawn GP. Their drivers would be Button and Brazilian Rubens Barrichello.

During the race, Button was helped by an incident involving Jarno Trulli, Adrian Sutil and Fernando Alonso, plus another accident between Kimi Raikkonen and Mark Webber.

Button gained positions due to the retirement of Nick Heidfeld and also that of Williams drivers Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima. He thus ended up in the seventh place. He had even moved up to second, but eventually finished fifth. However, that would prove to be enough for Button to get enough points and secure the 2009 championship.

Button became world champion with six victories, four pole positions, two fastest laps, nine podiums, 95 points and only one race with no points out of 17 that he started. With 169 races, Button had made the second highest number of career starts before becoming world champion.

Opening moments of the race
Opening moments of the race
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota F1 Team and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota F1 Team and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP and Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing
Jenson Button, Brawn GP and Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull Racing
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jaime Alguersuari, Scuderia Toro Rosso and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jaime Alguersuari, Scuderia Toro Rosso and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP and Jaime Alguersuari, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Jenson Button, Brawn GP and Jaime Alguersuari, Scuderia Toro Rosso
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Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota F1 Team and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Kamui Kobayashi, Toyota F1 Team and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Romain Grosjean, Renault F1 Team and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Romain Grosjean, Renault F1 Team and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Kamui Kobayashi, Test Driver, Toyota F1 Team and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Kamui Kobayashi, Test Driver, Toyota F1 Team and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren Mercedes and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren Mercedes and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, pitstop
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, pitstop
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, pitstop
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, pitstop
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Kamui Kobayashi, Test Driver, Toyota F1 Team and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Kamui Kobayashi, Test Driver, Toyota F1 Team and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari, waves the chequered flag for Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Felipe Massa, Scuderia Ferrari, waves the chequered flag for Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, becomes world champion
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, becomes world champion
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, becomes world champion
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, becomes world champion
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Jenson Button, BrawnGP
Jenson Button, BrawnGP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the champion
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the champion
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the champion
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the champion
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP and Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP and Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, and team principal Ross Brawn
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, and team principal Ross Brawn
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the champion
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the champion
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, with team principal Ross Brawn
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, with team principal Ross Brawn
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the champion
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the champion
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the champion
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the champion
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP and Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP and Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP
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Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, with father John
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, with father John
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, with team principal Ross Brawn
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, with team principal Ross Brawn
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates
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Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP and Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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The Brawn GP team celebrates
The Brawn GP team celebrates
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the 2009 champion
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, is the 2009 champion
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
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Jenson Button and Ross Brawn
Jenson Button and Ross Brawn
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
Jenson Button, Brawn GP, celebrates with the team
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP and Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP and Rubens Barrichello, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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Jenson Button, Brawn GP
Jenson Button, Brawn GP
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