The road to the world championship
As Jenson Button clinches the world championship, Matt Beer recounts how the Brawn driver emerged on top of what became a fluctuating three-way title battle
As Jenson Button swept to win after win the first half of the season, it seemed like only a matter of time before he clinched the world championship. The question was more whether he would set a new victory record on the way, than if he would be beaten to the crown.
But his subsequent victory drought and Rubens Barrichello and Sebastian Vettel's steady gains meant that a three-way title fight began, one that looked likely to go down to the wire in Abu Dhabi before Button put the crown behind his rivals' reach with a determined charge through the field in Brazil.
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