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Jenson Button and Ross Brawn named in New Year Top Privilege list



Jenson Button and former team boss Ross Brawn have been recognized by their country after both were named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.Jenson, the reign Formula One drivers’ champion, has been selected an MBE -Member of the British Empire, while Brawn, who led his Brawn GP team to the 2009 title double, becomes an OBE-Officer of the British Empire.

This really is the crowning glory to what has been the most incredible year of my life, jenson was quoted as saying by British Formula One broadcasters, the Hamilton’s achievement in 2009, Button became the second Englishman in sequence to take the F1 crown, winning six Grands Prix en route to glory. The pair will become teammates for 2010 subsequent Button’s switch from Brawn to McLaren.

Ross Brawn twisted Brawn GP from the ashes of the former Honda team, chief a management buyout after the Japanese company determined to withdraw from Formula One racing in late 2008.Following the team won both the drivers’ and constructors’ titles at their first effort, Brawn sold a controlling stake to engine suppliers Mercedes. Brawn will stay on as team principal for 2010, when Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg will struggle for the re-named Mercedes GP team.

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