Button wins Australian Grand Prix

Monaco resident Jenson Button has won the first F1 race of the season.

The Formula One season started yesterday with the Australian Grand Prix held at the Albert Park track in Melbourne. Before the race on Sunday Button was considered to be something of an outside favourite for this year's championship. After such an auspicious start, we're all hoping that the young Brit, resident in Monaco since 2000 will excel in this year's Grand Prix. And it would be really special if he won in Monaco itself, where last year he finished a disappointing 11th.

Button has said he has a soft spot for the Monaco Grand Prix since it's his home town. It's a great circuit for drivers whose skills are really put to the test on the narrow, winding streets. For F1 fans, it's one of the few tracks where you can really get close to the cars and is the one race of the season not to be missed. If you're thinking of attending this year, check out Monaco IQ's Grand Prix pages for details of agents, venues and our featured private terrace on Beau Rivage straight.