Why does this kind of thing always happen when I miss an F1 race?
Britain’s Jenson Button produced a flawless display to win the Australian Grand Prix on the Brawn team’s Formula One debut.
Button left team boss Ross Brawn speechless after leading an astonishing one-two ahead of Brazilian veteran Rubens Barrichello.
The 29-year-old, written off as on overpaid has-been after two dismal seasons with Honda, made it look like a walk in the park while his two closest rivals drove each other off the track in the twilight.
No Formula One team had won on their debut since Wolf in 1977 while the last to secure the top two places first time out was Mercedes, Brawn’s current engine suppliers in 1954.
Fifty-five years on, Button and Barrichello followed in the footsteps of the great Argentine champion Juan Manuel Fangio and Germany’s Karl Kling.
Button led from pole to chequered flag, despite two safety car periods, to take his first victory since Hungary in 2006 and score more points in a single afternoon than he had in two years with Honda.
How long has it been since a car unencumbered by a single sponsor’s logo won an F1 race?