Button's amazing journey
October 29, 2009 | Damien Smith | 5 Comments
_95U4351November 26, 2009: The 2009 Grand Prix season will be remembered for the drama, the controversy and most of all for one remarkable story: how Ross Brawn takes over a team on the brink of extinction and Jenson Button made the World Champion in the 10 short months.
January edition of Motor Sport including the Formula 1 season, we review, display in the middle of our year: Ross Brawn. Editor-in-chief Nigel Roebuck interview an engineer and owner of the team who deserves the status of a modern F1 legend. Ross took over from the late Nigel extraordinary career at Ferrari to Honda team acquisition, and the extraordinary drivers 'and constructors' championship double.
We think he stands in comparison to the greatest F1 Colin Chapman as an engineer / team boss. But what do you think?
Other features include a review of our season, Adam Cooper's excellent explanation of how the biggest technical revolution in F1 for 30 years led the race much closer than before - if not more overtaking (which of course the intention!). Meanwhile, Paul Fearnley visits McLaren to reveal behind the scenes story of how Lewis Hamilton took the team from the back of the grid in Australia for the winner in just six months.
We calculate the velocity of the McLaren technical disaster to win in a season was the most remarkable in history. Anyone who cares to argue?
Away from F1 2009, Simon Taylor met Jochen Mass for lunch and brought us great stories of the Capris for the Grand Prix and sports cars until the 1970s and '80s. We know that the Mass would be a major target for Simon - and he did not disappoint.
Germany's biggest sports star masses in his time, and towards the end of his career he played a frontline role in the development of a replacement: a certain Michael Schumacher.
Mass and the future seven-time F1 champion ran an amazing two Sauber-Mercedes C11 sports car 20 years ago and here we feature this beauty as Bob Berridge prepared to let loose in the historic Group C series in 2010.
Schuey in Silver Arrow? Now where have we read that in the last few days? It's almost as if we know ...
UK readers can enjoy the extra special with this problem. Peter Ustinov comedy classic, "The Grand Prix of Gibraltar ', is a rare case of satire and motor racing crash - and we provide free to the magazine. As Nigel explains in this month's column reflections, funny and Hollywood star is a fan Ustinov heavy motor racing and the record comment from a motor race in the fictional New York studio in 1957 - without a script. Characterisations him, the voices and sound affects capture the era perfectly. And it's very funny.
Unfortunately, it is impossible for us to insert an audio CD with issues abroad. But is available for purchase at very reasonable prices at our website store.
To listen to the clip, simply click here.