8 Jun 2009

Button makes it six out of seven in Istanbul

7:49 am on 8 June 2009

The British driver Jenson Button has run away with the Turkish Grand Prix to make it six wins from seven rounds of the world motor racing championship, extending his lead in the drivers championship to 26 points.

Australia's Mark Webber equalled his best ever finish with second place, just under seven seconds behind Button, followed by his Red Bull teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Jarno Trulli was fourth for Toyota, followed by Nico Rosberg in a Williams, and Ferrari's Felipe Massa.

Button's Brazilian team mate Rubens Barrichello, remains second in the championship despite failing to finish after a starting glitch, and Vettel is third overall.

The reigning champion Lewis Hamilton, struggling in an uncompetitive McLaren finished 13th, and out of the points for the fourth straight race.