Brazil… Samba, sun, carnival…. Wrong!
With a soundtrack by Wet Wet Wet and even the weatherman struck by lightning, Saturday Qualifying in Sao Paulo was a 3 hr marathon of torrential rain, huge accidents and, for very nearly 2009 Champion, Jenson Button, massive disappointment.
With Red Bull rival Sebastian Vettel failing to reach Q2 all seemed in favour of an all Brawn front row, but seemingly with the wrong tyres at the wrong time, Jenson slumped to 14th.
But worse was still to come for Jenson… Team mate and rival Rubens Barrichello got through to Q3 and as the weather improved, so did Barrichello, the local crowd going wild as the Brasilian took pole in the frenetic closing seconds.
The title could still be settled tomorrow with Button too far back to see much of the action… Or, as we suspect Bernie would prefer, it will go down to the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi?
It is tomorrow’s weather that may decide the 2009 champion… An unmissable race is in prospect!