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Jenson Button - 2009 German Grand Prix
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Jenson Button Believes Nurburgring Is A Brawn Mercedes Circuit

NURBERG, GERMANY - Brawn Mercedes Formula 1 driver, Jenson Button, will race this Sunday at the Nurburgring circuit for the 2009 German Grand Prix. The Nurburgring is 5.148 km (3.2 miles) long, and it has been a racing track since the early 1920's. Button, when asked about the technical challenges of the track, said that the Nurburgring has one of the highest requirements for braking on the Formula 1 season calendar, and he believes that the large number of medium speed corners will suit the technical strengths of the Brawn Mercedes F1 car. theirEarth took this photo of Jenson at the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix.

Rubens Barrichello, Jenson's Brawn Mercedes teammate, won the F1 race held on the Nurburgring circuit in 2002. Barrichello says that "the circuit holds good memories" for him, and he hopes the track ambient temperatures will be warm this weekend, and not like the last race at Silverstone. Higher temperatures will help the Brawn Mercedes car outperform with its higher grip in the corners.

The track record on the Nurburgring is 1 minute 29.468 seconds, and it was set by Michael Schumacher in 2004 driving a Ferrari F1 car. Since 2007, the German Grand Prix has alternated between the Hockenheim circuit and the Nurburgring track. F1 Champion Jackie Stewart has referred to the Nurburgring as "The Green Hell", and it is known as one of the toughest circuits to drive on in the world.

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