Winning in the ‘Rain

Jenson Button took his third win out of four today in Bahrain, giving the Brit a 12 point lead in the World Drivers Championship.

The win came from a second lap tussle with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, who’d earlier managed to pass Button off the start thanks to a cunning piece of KERS action.

But Button retook the place by out-braking Hamilton into turn 1, which set him up nicely behind the lighter Toyotas that dropped out of contention after the first pit stops.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel followed up last weekend’s win with a strong second place, while Toyota’s Jarno Trulli got third.

Hamilton ended the day in fourth – a good sign for him and his McLaren team – with Rubens Barrichello fifth, and Kimi Raikkonen coming home in sixth to finally get Ferrari’s first points of the season.

Timo Glock only managed seventh, with Fernando Alonso in eighth, Nico Rosberg and his Williams ninth and Nelson Piquet had one of his best days in F1 so far, rounding out the top ten.

After all the crazy races that we’ve had at the beginning of the season, today’s drama-free race felt quite dull oddly, but then we never seem to get much action in Bahrain.

Below is the top ten finishing places from Bahrain. For a full sheet, check out the BBC Sport page, and you can check the overall standings here:

1

Jenson Button

Brawn-Mercedes

1:31:48.182

10

2

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull-Renault

1:31:55.369

8

3

Jarno Trulli

Toyota

1:31:57.352

6

4

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

1:32:10.278

5

5

R. Barrichello

Brawn-Mercedes

1:32:25.961

4

6

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari

1:32:30.239

3

7

Timo Glock

Toyota

1:32:31.062

2

8

Fernando Alonso

Renault

1:32:40.957

1

9

Nico Rosberg

Williams-Toyota

1:32:46.380

0

10

Nelson Piquet

Renault

1:32:53.331

0

Anyway, how was the race for you?

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