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F1 2009 Season in Review: Jenson Button and Brawn’s Cinderella Story

F1 has seen an on-track resurgence in the last few years. Both 2007 and 2008’s titles were decided at the last race; while 2009 was dominated mostly by off-track news, it was an year where the regular order crumbled and a new order in the sport was created.

Who would have imagined the likes of Ferrari, McLaren, BMW Sauber, and Renault were nowhere near the title picture?  Brawn and Red Bull not only were better than the established teams, but they dominated the season so much that barring a few races, none of the big guys could match the pace of these two teams. Brawn GP truly had a Cinderella year; if Honda had remained patient for a few more months, all the money they have put in their F1 program would have finally raked in t...

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