Button Autosport Awards

Jenson Button has rounded off his amazing Formula 1 season by capturing the prestigious International Racing Driver of the Year Award at the AUTOSPORT Awards.

The world champion was presented with the trophy at the Awards by legendary commentator Murray Walker, who was full of praise for Button’s achievements.

It is the second time that Button has won the Award, having captured it back in 2004 after a spirited season at BAR as Ferrari’s main challenger.

It was his second award of the evening, having taken the British Competition Driver of the Year honours minutes earlier (an award that he also won in 2006 and 2006).

He beat Rubens Barrichello, Dario Franchitti, Lewis Hamilton, Nico Hulkenberg and Sebastian Vettel for the honours.

"I have been with the people at Brawn for seven years. The engineers are at my table, and this award goes to them because awards don’t normally go to engineers," Button said in his acceptance speech.

[Image via AUTOSPORT]

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