MANAMA, BAHRAIN – Following Jenson Button's performance at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the English driver is joined by teammate Barrichello and team principal Brawn for a stroll at the Bahrain Bazaar. Spoilers below.
While the Islamic country has no alcoholic beverages for sale—which resulted in Button having to spray non-alcoholic champagne as he celebrated his victory—the team has every reason to feel jubilant: after four races, Brawn GP leads the constructors’ championship by 50 points, close to twice as many as second place Red Bull’s 27.5, with drivers Button and Barrichello perched atop the drivers’ table.
Button started his race in third place, but quickly emerged as the leader with a svelte move on Lewis Hamilton in his Kers-boosted McLaren, which put him in a lead he would never relinquish. Barrichello finished fifth, perhaps due to a less than optimal tire strategy, with Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull and Jarno Trulli of Toyota sharing the podium with Button.
Racing will take a brake next weekend as the teams head home to Europe. The next race will be held at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona on May 10.
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