Armed attackers attempt to carjack Formula One World Champion Jensen Button in Sao Paulo as he was returning from practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos.
F1 champion Jenson Button praises the actions of his police driver after armed men attempt to threaten him while driving in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
- Jenson Button wins the 2009 Formula One World Championship in Interlagos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, by finishing fifth in the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix.
- Liberty Media confirms it is buying Formula One for US$4.4 billion; however, Bernie Ecclestone will remain as chief executive.
- Clashes erupt outside the presidential palace in Brazil's capital Brasilia between anti-Workers' Party protesters and supporters of ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, where he was due to be sworn in as President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff. Hundreds of anti-government protesters calling for Rousseff's impeachment and Lula's arrest also blocked the central Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city and economic hub.
- At least 15 people are killed by flooding and mudslides in and around Sao Paulo, Brazil, following heavy rain.
- Masked gunmen kill 19 people and wound seven others at multiple locations of Sao Paulo's suburbs Thursday night.
- Five people die in a helicopter crash in a Sao Paulo residential area, including the son of Governor Geraldo Alckmin.
- A German court in Munich rules that Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone should face bribery charges.
- Two people die after a crane collapses in the Arena Corinthians in the Brazilian city Sao Paulo which is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup. Parts of the grandstands also collapse.
- German authorities indict Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone for alleged bribery.
- Brazilians go to the streets in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other cities to claim against the rise of the public transport fee, being part of the 2013 protests in Brazil.