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Brit racer Button burns his left buttock during Bahrain race

Brit racer Button burns his left buttock during Bahrain raceLondon, Apr. 27 : British racer Jenson Button has hailed latest win Bahrain, his third win in four races, as the best of the lot despite suffering a burnt buttock in the searing heat of his Brawn GP cockpit.

Button's victory on the sizzling Sakhir track - where temperatures topped 120 degrees - doubled his championship lead to an incredible 12 points.

Button wins in Bahrain

Button wins in Bahrain Sakhir, Bahrain - Jenson Button extended his lead at the top of the Formula One drivers ' standings Sunday when the Brawn GP driver claimed victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir. The Briton secured his third win out of four this season ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull with Toyota's Jarno Trulli , who started from pole position, having to settle for third.

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton in a McLaren-Mercedes came home fourth, followed by Rubens Barrichello in the second Brawn GP car.

Button wins in Bahrain to extend championship lead

Jenson ButtonSakhir, Bahrain - Jenson Button extended his lead at the top of the Formula One drivers' standings Sunday when the Brawn GP driver claimed victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix in Sakhir. The Briton secured his third win out of four this season in a time of 1 hour 31 minutes 48.182 seconds ahead of Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull with Toyota's Jarno Trulli, who started from pole position, having to settle for third.

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton in a McLaren-Mercedes came home fourth, followed by Rubens Barrichello in the second Brawn GP car.

Hamilton set to escape punishment in Liargate scandal

Lewis HamiltonLondon, Apr 26 : Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is set to get off scot free this week over his role in Liargate scandal.

Britain's world champion is likely to escape a personal punishment, even though Red Bull boss Christian Horner insists Hamilton's McLaren team should have the book thrown at them.

McLaren have to answer five charges that they lied to race stewards at the Australian Grand Prix when they face the FIA's World Motor Sport Council in Paris on Wednesday.

Glock sets pace in final practice ahead of F1 qualifying

Lewis HamiltonSakhir, Bahrain - Germany's Timo Glock was fastest in final practice for Sunday's Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix but then developed a problem with his Toyota ahead of qualifying later in the day. Ferrari's Felipe Massa of Brazil was second fastest, ahead of Williams driver Nico Rosberg, who had been quickest in the previous day's second practice.

World champion Lewis Hamilton of Braitain in a McLaren-Mercedes was fourth, with former world champiom Kimi Raikkonen of Finland in a Ferrari fifth.

Ferrari boss backs adviser Schumacher

Ferrari boss backs adviser SchumacherSakhir, Bahrain - Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali Friday backed record Formula One champion Michael Schumacher as "part of our team" following criticism of the German's advisory role.

Schumacher, who retired in 2006 after winning seven championship titles, had come under fire from former world champion Niki Lauda and others for the team's failed strategies in the opening two races of the season.

Schumacher did not attend last week's Chinese Grand Prix when Ferrari was again out of the points, and was not planning to be at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

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