08:25 30 March 2009
Jenson Button has won the Australian grand prix in his first race for the newly formed Brawn GP team.
The race may have been Button's 154th grand prix with only one victory in Hungary (2006) - but it was arguably one of the most remarkable, considering his team who bought out Honda did not exist a month ago.
After Button started out in 2000, many Formula 1 key players had doubted the Brit who had been dubbed "a playboy with insufficient drive".
In 2007 even racing legend Nigel Mansell pronounced Button's career to be effectively over.
He said: "Jenson should have won more races. He's under-performed, and that's down to him. He's had his opportunity and didn't take it. There won't be any more."
But Button led from the front all the way in Melbourne, allowing Brawn to become the first new team since 1954 to secure the top two places.
A closer look at the grand prix results.
Button told the press after his after his chequered flag win: "I'm looking forward to getting back in the car and building this car into something even more special because we're not there yet.
"It's not perfect and we didn't get the best out of it this weekend."
In third place came Lewis Hamilton who has started his defence of the world championship title.
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