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My Championship Year Hardcover – Jan 6 2010

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Jan. 6 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0297860119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0297860112
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 1.8 x 27 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,221,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A fascinating account of an extraordinary Grand Prix year WESTERN MAIL --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jenson Button was born on 19 January 1980 in Frome, Somerset, and made his Grand Prix debut at the age of 20. In 2009, in his tenth season and driving for the newly-formed Brawn GP team, he became the Formula 1 world champion after a stunning drive in the Brazilian Grand Prix.

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I liked this book. I liked the layout - how he described each race during the season in pretty good detail. And there was some inside information..,but not THAT much. If you have seen several Jenson Button interviews, then you probably get the impression (as I do) that he is a decent bloke, who loves F1 and who does not like to stir things up too much (at least publicly) BUT who seems to respect F1 fans. That is how this book comes across to me. He seems likeable, knowledgeable and talented...and a tad safe. I learned a fair bit..but not really that much. But I am quite the F1 fan, so there was probably not much he could have told me that I did not know without throwing some dirt around...which is not his style.
So, the book is a tad dry...but still interesting and enjoyable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the insight of this rare championship year June 5 2014
By Cosmo - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
How all the pieces of an orphan F1 team with a new chassis, necessitating a change of engines, a team manager now owner and a smooth but as yet unsuccessful driver came together, like the alignment of planets. I was rooting for Rubens at the time, but while reading this book I came to appreciate Jensen's composure and achievement as the Brawn team advantage shifted in the second half of the season to Red Bull.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great play by play of JB's championship year Nov. 27 2011
By starstruck - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is the 2009 Formula One year seen through the eyes of Jenson Button leading up to his first World Championship. He tells the story in the first person format, giving you some insight into his inner feelings throughout the year. Although it isn't an edge of your seat exciting book it is an honest review of what must have been a very tense time in the life of one of today's top Formula One drivers.
3.0 out of 5 stars Weird... Feb. 7 2014
By André Kellner - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It's mostly Jenson Button talking about the races, nothing you haven't seen on TV. Like any racing driver, there are a LOT of excuses in this book as to why he didn't win this or that or why he didn't qualify better on the Saturdays.

There is some insight into the before and after the races and what he did with his family.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book about the F1 2009 season Sept. 12 2015
By Andréas Kühne - Published on
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You can really see that Jenson wrote this book himself. His normal enthusiasm shows through. A great read and very interesting about the 2009 F1 season.
4.0 out of 5 stars Jenson Button Dec 2 2010
By Steve A - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The best book I've seen on Button's historic F1 championship year in 2009. Good mix of great color photos with an interesting text.