09fbe5d7d2188210VgnVCM200000e66411acRCRDapproved/thenational/Articles/Migration/2009-Q2Button's consistency puts him well above his rivalsf8fbe5d7d2188210VgnVCM200000e66411ac____Button's consistency puts him well above his rivalsThe Briton is not putting a wheel wrong and is looking more and more likely to have this championship sealed well before the final round in Abu Dhabi in November.<p>Jenson Button just cannot stop winning.
The Briton is not putting a wheel wrong and is looking more and more likely to have this championship sealed well before the final round in Abu Dhabi in November.
While that will be a shame for the spectators at Yas Island it has been a mixture of Button's brilliance and an inability from his rivals to muster a consistent challenge that has led to a scenario where he leads by 26 points with only a maximum 100 left to be won.
Button admitted after his sixth win of the season in Turkey that was the best that his Brawn has felt all year as he proved untouchable at the front.</p>
<p>It might not have been quite so straightforward had Sebastian Vettel not run wide on the opening lap to gift Button the lead.
The German had been fuelled lighter to take the pole, and on a three-stop strategy he needed to be out in front if he was to allow his plan to work.
Despite being marginally heavier Button pulled away by five seconds from Vettel in the first stint. Running lighter with an additional stop to make to the two stopping Button in the second stint, the German closed up, but unable to pass the Brawn he saw his race victory chances ended.
Indeed he was beaten to second by teammate Mark Webber, who like the majority of the field only stopped twice.</p>
<p>Even if he had led at the end of the first lap Vettel didn't have the pace to beat Button.
The sheer consistency of the Brawn, be on a light or heavy fuel load, is just head and shoulders above anyone else in the field in the dry conditions.
Button's teammate Rubens Barrichello though had a bad day at the office, making a bad getaway off the grid, colliding with both Heikki Kovalainen and Adrian Sutil, before a gearbox problem, which had developed early in the race, ultimately curtailed his race.</p>
<p>There was the first real hint of frustration from Barrichello after the race as he complained of all the problems in the Brawn garage happening on his side, while Button has had a largely clear run.
It was a frustrating race for Ferrari, who after their renaissance in Monaco and strong form in practice, had been expected to push Brawn hard.
But that form never came to fruition, with Massa having to settle for sixth, while Kimi Raikkonen could do no better than ninth after an early collision damaged his front wing and hurt his pace in the early stages.
Toyota were predictably back on form on a high-speed track after their poor Monaco performance, Jarno Trulli taking fourth spot as Timo Glock completed a double points finish with eighth place.
The next race is Button's home race at Silverstone on June 21 and he will be eager to continue his remarkable campaign going with a seventh win from eight races.</p>
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