Jenson Button: First class or fortunate?

Jenson Button: First class or fortunate?

Jenson Button's victory in Australia has split opinion - was it a masterful drive or was it a lucky win? Jonathan Noble explains why he rules in favour of brilliance

The sun had long gone down and the Albert Park paddock was even more frantic than it had been in the build-up to the Australian Grand Prix – as teams set about packing equipment ready for the quick turnaround before Malaysia.

Standing outside the grass in front of the McLaren team office was an emotional John Button – his faced etched with a grin that had become common place so many times throughout 2009 when he wore his trademark pink shirt.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just