A fact you will enjoy!

I just read this on grandprix.com and thought it was too interesting not to share with everyone:

“Did you realise that an English driver, in a Mercedes-engined car bearing the number 22, beat a Brazilian to the World Championship by finishing in fifth place in Interlagos (Brazil) for the second year running?”

What it means is that this year, Jenson Button (English) won in the Mercedes powered Brawn GP car. Button’s car was numbered 22 because they were a new team and had to kick off the season with the last available grid numbers. Button beat his teammate Rubens Barrichello (Brazilian) at Interlagos to claim the championship this past weekend.

Now for the previous year: Lewis Hamilton (English) claimed the World Championship in the McLaren Mercedes F1 car which was number 22 due to the previous year’s spy scandal, which saw Hamilton and the team thrown out of the competition, meaning they started the next year with the last available numbers on the grid. Hamilton beat Felipe Massa (Brazilian) at Interlagos last year to be crowned champion.

How cool is that?

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3 Comments on “A fact you will enjoy!”

  1. DrK Says:

    What? Just kidding, thats pretty cool

  2. aaa Says:

    twilight zone material…

  3. Jockey Says:

    Super cool

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