SIXTH WIN FOR JENSON BUTTON IN TURKEY
BRDC Full Member Jenson Button claimed his sixth victory from seven races at the Turkish Grand Prix, winning with a dominant performance.
BRDC Full Member Mark Webber claimed another podium in second place just ahead of his team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
Jenson took up second place from the start with Mark fourth, but before the end of the first lap was past Sebastian Vettel and in to the lead.
Following a bad start, BRDC Honorary Member Rubens Barrichello then had a frustrating battle with Heikke Kovalainen before he spun on lap eight following a wheel to wheel tap with the McLaren driver. But Rubens was able to pick off the drivers ahead of him fairly easily including BRDC Full Member Lewis Hamilton. With his afternoon becoming increasingly hectic, Rubens was forced to change his nose after coming together with Adrian Sutil.
Jenson pitted on lap 17 but managed to stay ahead of Vettel as he took up third place upon rejoining the track. With leader Mark Webber and second placed Nico Rosberg pitting, Jenson regained the lead the following lap. Mark also got the better of his Red Bull team-mate at their own pit stops.
With 15 laps remaining Jenson and Mark headed in to the pits and although Jenson was able to retain the lead, Mark briefly went to third until Sebastian Vettel pitted five laps later. Rubens Barrichello was forced to retire with ten laps to go although he had had a busy race plus he had had no seventh gear. But his Brawn team-mate's fantastic season remained on course for his sixth victory.
Lewis Hamilton battled hard in a highly populated mid field to come home 13th while BRDC Honorary Member Fernando Alonso, also in the busy pack, was tenth.