By Alex Kapadia
Bridgestone, the official tyres supplier for Formula One, congratulated Jenson Button and the Brawn team on winning the double yesterday.
Hiroshi Yasukawa, director of motorsport for the Japanese tyres manufacturer, said: “Many congratulations to Jenson and Ross and all of the team for winning both the drviers’ and constructors’ championships in such fantastic fashion.
“The story of Brawn GP is an amazing one and many millions of people around the world have seen such an exciting race that definitely added something fascinating to the sport.
“These were tremendous achievements.
“We always see exciting races here and enjoy the fabulous atmosphere created by the Brazilian fans.
“It’s been a long and hard fought season and we are proud to be the Official Tyre Supplier to this great sport.”
Hirohide Hamashima, director of motorsport tyres development for Bridgestone, added: “It was sad to see Barrichello and Vettel’s championship hopes dashed but well done to winners Jenson Button and Brawn Grand Prix for such well deserved wins.”