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Sunday, May 24, 2009
Jenson Button - 2009 Monaco Grand Prix
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Jenson Button Takes Pole Position For Today's Monaco Grand Prix

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - Leaving it to the end of yesterdays Monaco F1 Qualification Session, British F1 driver Jenson Button took a flying qualification lap of the Principality in a drive that he said was 'on the edge' and secured the pole position for today's Monaco Grand Prix. Button blipped the timers with a fastest qualifying lap of 1:14.902 to put his Brawn Mercedes F1 car at the very important front row position for the race today. Second fastest in qualification was Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, and in third position was Buttons teammate, Rubens Barrichello, in the other Brawn Mercedes F1 car. We photographed Jenson Button yesterday as the head of the Brawn Mercedes team, Ross Brawn, was congratulating him for his excellent performance.

Jenson had the following to say today about his qualification effort in Monaco, "I am really happy to have achieved pole position here today. It means a lot to me, they all do, but this one is so important for the race tomorrow." Button went on to say that he thought that his teammate, Rubens Barrichello, was going to out qualify him, because he had been much stronger during the weekend practice sessions, but somehow he pulled out what was needed and got the pole.

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