Posted by : Muzaffar Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thats right, Jenson Button did a fantastic job getting yet another win for the Brawn GP team as well as his 3rd win this season (his 4th win in his career) after starting in 4th place and make the best use of his car. It was not all his doing either as the team did a fantastic job on his pit stop to get his car out in front of the Toyotas and the Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel. The race just couldn't get any better with a lot of racing going on throughout the race with actions involving the top 3, in the midfield as well as one or two moments at the back end of the field....

All was not well for Toyota however, failing to convert their 1-2 in qualifying into a win but with that said thought both Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock did manage to score some points finishing in 3rd and 7th place respectively. Vettel continuing his good performance from Shanghai to finish 2nd without putting a foot wrong. The most interesting result for me the most is that Kimi Räikkönen ended what is known as the worst ever start for Ferrari in years! Although I wished Force India could get the points before Ferrari but I do have to give credit to them for trying. Think Ferrari had it bad, BMW probably was the worst this weekend. With both cars finished lower than the Toro Rosso and Force India, in 18th and 19th they could just probably better of retiring the cars and preserve the cars. But who knows, all the struggling teams like Ferrari and BMW could be back in their winning ways when they start racing in Barcelona in 2 weeks time...

In my opinion, it was certainly a much more interesting race than the couple of years in Bahrain. I'm sure I did fell asleep watching them race at Bahrain last year (its absurd, I know) but with the rule changes in 2009 it brought a whole new life into Formula One, with the smaller teams now leaving the big teams like Ferrari, McLaren, BMW and Renault behind. But the performance gap is going to be closed up again when all the teams start to develop their cars using the double-deck diffuser, KERS system or whatnot and use them in Spain during the weekend. It will be interesting to see which team is going to be on top when the European leg of the season starts.

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Three out of four for Button

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