Britain’s Jenson Button won the Bahrain Grand Prix yesterday for the Formula One championship leader’s third victory in four races with newcomers Brawn GP this season.
Sebastian Vettel was second for Red Bull with Toyota’s Italian Jarno Trulli finishing third from pole position. Button, with four career wins, now has 31 points to Brazilian team-mate Rubens Barrichello’s 19 and Vettel’s 18.
BMW-Sauber, who had hoped to be challenging for the title this season, had a dismal afternoon at the circuit that brought them their first pole position last year with Poland’s Robert Kubica.
Both cars were lapped just after the halfway mark, with Kubica 18th and Germany’s Nick Heidfeld the last finisher in 19th place at the chequered flag.