JENSON BUTTON AT THE GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2009

Posted by badertv on Jul. 16, 2009

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Formula 1 championship leader Jenson Button joined Mercedes-Benz in Goodwood, England at the Festival of Speed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Mercedes legendary Silver Arrows. Sir Stirling Moss explained the basics of the silver racer to the 29 year-old Formula 1 point leader.For the very first time, Jenson was behind the wheel of the 1934 race car that Manfred von Brauchitsch drove that year at the International Eifel race at the N?rburgring track in Germany.As the story goes, technicians from Mercedes-Benz stripped the white paint off its grand prix cars at the 1934 International Eifel race at the N?rburgring track in Germany to bring the cars below the maximum weight permitted by the new racing formula of the time, 750 kilograms, or 1,650pounds.Manfred von Brauchitsch delivered a win in the debut of the W 25 race car at the N?rburgring.For Jenson Button, too, next weekends race at the German race track might very well be decisive for his lead in Formula One.The Festival of Speed in Goo

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