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In pictures: Jenson Button's season in pictures

The Australian Grand Prix

Jenson Button's world championship winning season started with victory in the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. He beat his Brawn team-mate Rubens Barrichello into second place.

The Malaysian Grand Prix

Then came Malaysia and a race so wet that the drivers couldn't get round the track safely. The race was stopped early and Jenson picked up half points for another win though.

The Chinese Grand Prix

The Chinese Grand Prix was pretty damp too. Jenson could only finish third this time, behind two drivers who would become big rivals - Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel.

The Bahrain Grand Prix

But the Bahrain Grand Prix was dry again, and Button blasted to his third win in four races, with Vettel pushing him all the way.

The Spanish Grand Prix

In Spain Jenson was even more dominant, beating fellow Brawn driver Barrichello by more than 10 seconds.

The Monaco Grand Prix

In Monaco qualifying in pole position is key, and having grabbed grid position one Jenson drove his Brawn GB car to yet another win.

The Turkish Grand Prix

Button was celebrating again in Turkey, and again it was team-mate Barrichello who finished second, making six wins in seven races for Button.

The British Grand Prix

But in front of his home fans at the British Grand Prix things weren't so good. Title rival Vettel flew to victory at Silverstone and Button finished sixth.

The German Grand Prix

A fifth-place finish was the best Button could do in Germany. Those Red Bull drivers had another big day, with Mark Webber first and Vettel second.

The Hungarian Grand Prix

It didn't get any better for Jenson in Hungary, where Lewis Hamilton grabbed his first win of the season. Jenson finished down in seventh place.

The European Grand Prix

And he finished in seventh place again at the European Grand Prix in Valencia, Spain. Team-mate Rubens Barrichello was second to become Button's biggest threat for the world title.

The Belgian Grand Prix

Jenson didn't even finish the Belgian Grand Prix, after tangling with Renault's Romain Gorsjean, but his rivals didn't score many points either.

The Italian Grand Prix

A much-needed boost came in Italy, when Button was back on the podium with a second-placed finish. However, Barrichello closed the gap between them with a race victory.

The Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore saw Button finish fifth. Once again the drivers trying to beat him to the title couldn't take advantage.

The Japanese Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel made it a three-driver battle in Japan with another win. Button scrapped his way to a crucial point with an eighth-place finish.

The Brazilian Grand Prix

So to Brazil, where Button could clinch the world title if everything went his way. And it did, with his fifth-place finish sealing a first Formula World championship for the Briton.

Jenson Button celebrates

Which made it time to start celebrating. Jenson became only the 10th British driver ever to become world champion.