By Alex Kapadia
Formula One championship leader Jenson Button made it six out of seven as he won the Turkish Grand Prix and became the first driver to win from any position other than pole.
As usual, the Brawn team’s tyres strategy played a key role in his victory, starting out on the hard tyres and switching to softs for the final 16 laps.
His smooth driving style saw him roar passed rival Sebastian Vettel to take the lead and after completing the Istanbul Park circuit he christened his dominant race machine “the monster”.
Having started second he pounced when the Red Bull driver, who had started from pole on the opening lap, made the smallest of mistakes
The German was caught by a tail wind and as he slithered onto the grass the Brawn racer dived through to grab a lead he only ever relinquished in the pit stops.
Much to his surprise the Milton Keynes team switched their German charger to a three stop strategy in an attempt to regain the initiative.
But they just didn’t have the speed and instead of pushing Vettel back into first place, he dropped a place and took third.
His Red Bull team mate Mark Webber stormed to second as Red Bull and the team scooped another healthy chunk of points.
But no-one could match the championship leader.
On the radio be shouted to his team: “You’ve built me an absolute monster of a car, you are absolute legends.”
Button takes a massive 26 point lead in the title race as teammate Rubens Barrichello had a disastrous day and failed to score.
Meanwhile, a dejected Lewis Hamilton only managed 13th place in his McLaren.