Nearly Man

1 November 2009 – 1:27 pm

October 2009 - Brawn

A while back my friend’s father in law labelled the 2009 Formula 1 Drivers World Champion, Nearly Man.

As my friend recently said, he was nearly right.

Having had an accidental drink with Jenson Button one afternoon in Chelsea, I felt this was a somewhat unfair title.

Working with a number of motor manufacturers and race teams, I have more insight than most, and most of the time considered Jenson worthy of his F1 seat. The Honda withdrawal of late 2008 looked like Jenson would be left high and dry.

Since Jenson and Brawn GP won the Championship recently, it would appear many now agree. He is a bona fide sportsman.

Isn’t it amazing how attitudes change towards a winner?

The above snapped in London’s Savile Row.

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