Sport McLaren drivers (left to right) Kevin Magnussen, Jenson Button and Stoffel Vandoorne at the launch of the new MP4-29 car at their base in Woking

British driver considered options but is looking forward to revitalised McLaren

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Almost all his rivals have now upgraded their cars. So is Jenson Button feeling the pressure this weekend? He tells David Tremayne why he's never been happier, and why taking a pay cut to keep racing was an easy decision

Super Aguri mull return to F1 'piranha club'

Japan's Super Aguri could be set for a surprise return to Formula One in 2010, after withdrawing a year ago due to financial difficulties.

Ecclestone: twilight races here to stay

Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone says the later start times for races in the Far East and Australia have boosted television audiences threefold. Despite widespread criticism from drivers due to fading light levels, Ecclestone says twilight starts in F1 are here to stay.

Button ready for title challengers

After winning three of the first four races of the Formula One season in Asia and the Middle East, Jenson Button heads back to Europe and into the unknown.

Observations: New formula for success

One would imagine that down-and-dirty Formula One car pits and arty private views rarely overlap, but one engineer-turned-artist disagrees.

The brains behind Brawn

Once a low-profile master of the pit lane, Ross Brawn is suddenly the team boss all the others want to catch. He tells David Tremayne how he left his rivals standing – and how he's learning to live with the consequences

Button's F1 fairytale threatens to be derailed

Next week, Formula One powers could spoil the season by ruling that the Jenson Button fairytale is too good to be true and that his back-from-the-dead Brawn GP team has cheated its way to the top of the grid.

The best is yet to come says Button

Brawn GP still have plenty of room for improvement despite their one-two debut finish in Sunday's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix, according to race winner Jenson Button.

Button takes pole in Australia

Briton Jenson Button seized pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on today in a fairytale front row sweep for his new Brawn GP team.

Shiny new Button: Jenson reborn

The Englishman's F1 future looked bleak during the winter. However, as David Tremayne writes, a boy racer feels reborn with a new team and car

2009 F1 preview: The teams

Reigning Formula One constructors' champions Ferrari go into the new season as favourites but various rule changes and technological improvements promise a more level playing field.

Brawn leads Honda buyout

The 700-strong workforce at what was formerly the Honda Formula One team were told at last night that the majority of their jobs are safe, following a management buyout. Former Ferrari engineering supremo Ross Brawn has acquired the team, which will now be called Brawn GP.

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