Pole for Button again

 

Jenson Button

Jenson Button

 

Jenson Button pushed his brawn GP to a second successive pole positin on saturday,

topping the times during qualifing for the Malaysian Grand Prix.The Briton swept around the 5.5 lilometer (3.4 miles) sepang circuit in one minute 35.181 seconds ahead of Toyota’s jarno Trulli (1:35:273) to burn off his rivals in an eventful hour-long qualifying. It was his second straight pole after Australia last weekend which he went on to win in Brawn’s maiden race, and only the fifth in his nine years as a Formula One Driver.

But while Button was ecstatic, there was despair for last year’s pole sitter Felipe Massa, who only managed 16th in his Ferrari during hot and humid, but dry, conditions. And Mclaren’s miserable weekend countinued with world champion Lewis Hamilton starting from 12th on the grid and his teammate Heikki Kovalainen 14th. Third fastest was sebastien vettel in his Red Bull but he is carrying a 10-place grid penalty from the Australian Grand Prix after his collision there with Robert Kubica and so lines up on Sunday in 13th.

Button’s teammate Rubens Barrichello was fourth quickest but he too has a grid penalty-five places for changing his gearbox-so is relegated to ninth.therefore,Timo Glock in the other Toyota will be third alongside Nico Rosberg in his Williams. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, last year’s winner,is behind them alongside another former world champion,Fernando Alonso in his Renault. Italy’s Trulli is looming as his chief threat in the Toyota, which like the brawn and williams, is using the controversial rear diffusers to make the car more aerodynamic.

Ferrari,Renault,RedBull and BMW Sauber claims they are contrary to the rules,giving a lap-times benefits of up to 0.5 seconds, and have appealed a stewards’ hearing in Melbourne that ruled them legal.

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~ by Rud3Boy89 on April 5, 2009.

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