Retrieved 2 January Barrichello won twice and finished third in the Drivers’ Championship. The diffuser’s controversial aspect was the hole in the rear which increases the speed of airflow as it heads towards the higher rear venturi section, where it expands and creates more downforce. The British Grand Prix in June marked the end of Button’s superiority over the field, and was the first in a string of poor results for him. After three further-points scoring finishes,  Button retired at the Belgian Grand Prix after being hit by Vettel, which punctured the radiator of his car. Second at Monza was followed by a fourth place in both Singapore and Japan. Button took pole position in Australia , his first for the team and third ever, with Barrichello qualifying in second.
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The reason for Barrichello’s underperformance was caused by his rear suspension failing resulting in a spring falling off and subsequently striking Ferrari’s Felipe Massa brqwn the helmet resulting in serious head injuries. Sims having ‘baptism of fire’ in rookie season 6 Ticktum eighth in Suzuka Super Formula round 7 Video: Autosport International Our 4-day live event for motorsport fans. Button won again at the Bahrain Grand Prix from fourth on the grid with Barrichello in fifth from sixth.
Stuart Codling presents his argument that the Brawn BGP was the result of hundreds of millions of dollars of development while the team was still Honda inwhile Edd Straw counters that the jenxon side of the story cannot be overlooked.
Archived from the original on 22 February His bad run continued in Valencia ; he was out-qualified by his teammate, and then, held up behind Webber for a lot of the race, could finish only in seventh place.
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Retrieved 27 March Shop Festival of Speed. Given the limited budget and development time, only three chassis were ever made larger teams, such as McLaren build as many as eight: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Mikhail Aleshin Vitaly Petrov. Honda as an engine manufacturer Drivers’ titles Constructors’ titles After running third for a while in the race, Button eventually finished fourth.
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His prize included a test in a McLaren Formula One car, which he received at the end of the following year. He finished second at both Monza. Go unlimited and ad-free today. Overtaking should be more plentiful vp season — if the rule changes work.
Retrieved 2 October Remarkably, it was revealed that the modifications made to the car to accommodate its Mercedes engine saw six inches buttoh from the rear end, severely compromising the car’s center of gravity and by the time the team realized how much the car’s balance yp changed, there was no time to commission a new design. Retrieved 6 March He was named after his father’s Danish friend and rallycross opponent Erling Jensenchanging the “e” to an “o” to differentiate it from Jensen Motors.
After Singapore he moved into second place in the Drivers’ Championship, and he became the only driver that could deny Vettel a second consecutive title.
On 8 December Button was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering from the University of Bath.
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Button’s best result in was a 4th place at the last Grand Prix of the season in Brazil, ending a difficult and under-performing season for Button and the McLaren team as a whole in recent times. Much of the credit for what became the Brawn BGP has gone down to the horror of its predecessor. Retrieved 24 December