Jenson Button Photographed After Winning The 2009 Monaco Grand Prix
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - British Formula 1 driver, Jenson Button, won the 2009 Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday (May 24, 2009) in a Brawn Mercedes Formula 1 car. Button's win was his 5th in the 2009 Formula 1 Grand Prix season and it gave him a five out of six F1 races won record for the 2009 season. Starting from pole position, Jenson Button dominated the race from start to finish in his Brawn Mercedes, and he completed the 78 laps of the Monte-Carlo street circuit without much difficulty. Button's teammate, Rubens Barrichello finished second in the other Brawn Mercedes, and they were followed by third place finisher Kimi Raikkonen in the Ferrari.
Button said after the race that he really appreciated the cheers he got from the grandstands as he took the podium to receive his trophy and hear the British National Anthem. He said that this being his first ever Monaco F1 win, it was a very special moment for him, because a win on the streets of Monte-Carlo was part of his dreams when he was starting his competitive racing career. Button said that because of all the turns and barriers to negotiate in Monaco, the race felt very long as the leader, but that in the last few laps he was able to relax somewhat and enjoy the moment. The entire Button Family were in Monaco to watch Jenson's race, so he felt great that he was able to deliver a win for the Brawn Mercedes team, and at the same time share the excellent race result with his family.
Button's win in Monaco gives him 51 points in the FIA Formula 1 Driver's Championship and for the Brawn Mercedes team, the Button-Barrichello 1-2 finish gives them 86 points in the Formula 1 Constructor's Championship.