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Button Claims Bahrain Win The Best Of Season

Jenson Button, the world championship leader, proclaimed that his victory in today’s Bahrain Grand Prix was the best of the season.

Button has been racing under the Brawn GP banner, a team born from the ashes of the failed and closed Honda Racing Team.

The Brawn car arrived in Australia and was supremely dominant, winning that race, and then Button made it two with a win in Malaysia.  They struggled a little in China, and in Bahrain they appeared not to have a competitive edge.  However good strategy and Button’s supreme overtake on Hamilton meant he was first past the chequered flag.

Button increased his lead to 12 points over team mate Rubens Barrichello in the title hunt.

“This win was the best of the lot. We didn’t have that competitive edge. It is the fourth flyaway, we have a lot of bits that need to be changed and getting a bit aged, so to come away from this race is great and we are now looking at improving the car.” Button said post-race

“This was a tough race for us.  This weekend we haven’t had pace we had in the first three races. These guys have probably gone past us, but the first part of race was very important. I made it work and came out of first corner in third, a tough race.”

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